Journey Onward Bound

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Journey Onward Bound

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Journey Onward Bound

Poem by: Kathleen Oakwood

Genre: War and Military

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Poem by: Kathleen Oakwood

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Genre: War and Military

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Summary

It is about a military funeral.

Here is one I have not posted publicly before. I came across it this morning whilst going through some paperwork. I will likely add this to the LWF Memorial Site.

Summary

It is about a military funeral.

Here is one I have not posted publicly before. I came across it this morning whilst going through some paperwork. I will likely add this to the LWF Memorial Site.

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Submitted: September 19, 2009

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Submitted: September 19, 2009

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For a lonely moment the trumpets sound,

White petals fall like feathers to the ground,

A flag is masted and lowered half above,

With softly whispered words of life death and love,

A beech-wood coffin filled with this soul,

Containing the body of a vessel once whole,

Committed back to the Earth below,

The Angels deployed and waiting to go,

To take the shell to the heavenly gate beyond,

Where sit the souls of countless others,

Where now, they do belong.


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