Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The fallen tree

6th June 2017 (6 pm) The fallen tree

This evening, whilst out walking the dog,
I saw some poppies in a field;
I looked at them and thought for a while
Of a long ago war and millions killed.

Further on, at the edge of the wood,
I came across a fallen tree;
I pondered the random power of storms
And then another thought came to me…….

On this day in June; 1944
Men ran forth into hostile fire;
On a Normandy beach
Some breathed their last
Amidst bullets, shells,
And barbed wire.

I stood by the tree, and reflected
On soldiers deaths untimely met.
Sometimes, in the simplest of ways,

Nature reminds us, lest we forget.

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