Lest we forget …

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As we commemorate of the centenary of the battle of the Somme, I thought it would be appropriate to share a poem I wrote some years ago, inspired by the pointless sacrifice of human life in that awful battle.

Wings of Angels  

Upon the hillside, weary night

surrenders to advancing light.

A bird ascends and flies away

and sings for the beauty of the new-born day.

Down in the valley, trembling lines

of young men greet the bleak sunshine

with dread, and mix their fear with shame

as they pray to a god they have never named.

That morning, as the guns began their song

one man stood strangely calm and strong.

The captain thought of his wasted life,

of his failed career and his faithless wife.

He dreamed of a ribbon and a brazen cross,

well aware that his death would be no loss,

So he looked at the hilltop with…

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About T E Taylor

I write historical and contemporary fiction - my novels Zeus of Ithome and Revolution Day are published by Crooked Cat. I also write poetry, academic non-fiction (philosophy) and the occasional short story. I like to play the guitar and walk up hills. Originally from north Staffordshire, I live in Meltham, West Yorkshire, UK with my wife Rosa.
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