Posts tagged “death

Front Line

Posted on February 2, 2012

The whistle blows Over we go Heads bowed down Bodies low Rifles forward Don’t look up One more step You’re still in luck Bullets fly All around Bodies fall Without a sound Not a scream Just a jolt Legs give way A sudden halt Shells explode Thud, thud, thud On my feet Bloodied mud Guns roar loud Canon fire Tortured soul In the mire Ears erupt Silence falls A deathly hush Consumes us all We stagger forward Not a sound Eyes still focused on the ground I think of home I think of Mum Of days gone past And all the fun Of bright blue skies of summer days of children laughing in the haze A sudden crack A hollow cry My body topples…

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted on February 2, 2012

Church bells toll loud, Wootton Basset stands still Silence descends, soldiers follow the drill Banners are lowered, heads bowed to the ground Grief swirls above them without any sound Families lock hands and hold back their tears For all loved ones gone, an end to their years For lives snatched away in a far off land Young men gone forever, like shifting sand The hearses glide past, the coffins in shrouds Emotions erupt, cries echo all around Small children sobbing, families distraught Move forward with flowers, deep in their thought They link arms together, share a last kiss For young sons departed, forever missed © Graham Walker 2012 Photo courtesy of  Flickr user jamesdellphotography.

Farewell

Posted on February 1, 2012

Silent, sombre, she drifts into a sleep her eyes closed so tightly, ending her days. Figure broken, but she never did weep for dreams forgot and then taken away. Children forsaken and lovers just spurned, for the many hearts lost for friendships gone. Lingers she not on those that she did yearn, her life over, regrets she has but none. Those that remain always cherish her soul sadness prevails for all that we have lost There is no one here to take on her role her short life departed at such a cost Cover her face and pull on the grey shroud, we kneel alongside her and cry out loud. © Graham Walker 2012 Photo courtesy of Flickr user rembcc.