100 Years Ago Today

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem written to remember 100 years later WWI.

Submitted: November 10, 2018

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Submitted: November 10, 2018

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100 years ago today

Our freedom was won.

100 years ago today 

The First World War was done.

 

We stand here today

As the clock strikes eleven.

We say not a word

Make not a sound even.

 

We wear a poppy,

Be it purple or red.

A little sign of our respect

For all innocent blood shed.

 

Every year in November 

We will remember it together.

A tradition born years ago 

Which will live on forever.

 

2 minutes of silence 

It’s not a lot to ask.

But the respect that is shown

Is what will last and last.

 

A parade of uniforms 

Neatly washed and pressed, 

Marching through city and town 

All immaculately dressed. 

 

A little time given 

A little symbol worn.

To remember a war ended

A century ago at dawn. 

 

100 years ago today 

Our freedom was won.

100 years ago today 

The First World War was done. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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