Stone Of The Somme

Poem by: Philip H20s

Summary

The poem takes place in a make shift hospital, on French soil near the Battle of Somme 1916. Ward or morgue, stacked are the wounded and dead.

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Submitted: January 24, 2008

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Submitted: January 24, 2008

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Cob webs laced with dust

stretch with the ill winds of 1916

Fades of candle light low

volumes of pain touch highs

 

Haig and his heroic call

muted by sore reality

Stone of the Somme

heavy and inflexible

 

Busy are the untrained hands

blunt tools gather poison

The dried ink of failure

expressed as blood splatter

 

Within the mud paste

that smears his broken brow

A single bead of sweat

fears the looming shadow of death

 

His gaze lost at some strange junction

choices represented by a bold red cross

Amongst the confusing French air

his heart ceases to care

 

A tag for his cold toe

simple reads 276#

Unaware, a shaken spider

clings to his sticky home


© Copyright 2016 Philip H20s. All rights reserved.

Stone Of The Somme

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Genre: War and Military

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The poem takes place in a make shift hospital, on French soil near the Battle of Somme 1916. Ward or morgue, stacked are the wounded and dead.
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