100 Years Ago Today

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem written to remember 100 years later WWI.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: November 11, 2018

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r futrell

Salute your Veterans! Nice tribute.

Sun, November 11th, 2018 12:25am

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Thanks ???? I have most respect for our veterans

Sat, November 10th, 2018 4:35pm

jmm424

Very nice job and tribute.

Sun, November 11th, 2018 4:47am

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