Skip to main content

THE BRAVE.(Poem for Remembrance Sunday)

The whistle blew, and blew,
Over the top they went,
They knew, they KNEW,
To certain death they were being sent.
While generals sat to the rear some miles,
Evening filled with cigars and smiles,
Then dinner, champagne on ice,
“Only a few thousand dear boy, a necessary sacrifice”,
Tomorrow, ONLY a few thousand more,
“Look here old man, we need to try to even the score”,
Just how many in the end?
Surely a figure no-one could defend,
In truth, so many we just don’t know,
Now peacefully sleeping…..
Underneath the poppies that grow…..
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Nov 2010
About this poem:
so many, gave their tomorrow for our today.....Andrew...xxx

Poems entered on these pages are copyrighted by the authors who entered them. They cannot be reproduced without the author's written consent. © Copyright 2001-2020. All rights reserved.

Post Comment

Comments (15)

agoodguy2have
andrew, you are fast becoming the defacto bard of C.S. in my humble opinion. cigars and poppies, very thoughtful about sacrifices and their "necessity"? ;-(
andrew149
Thankyou for your very kind words GG.....Andrew
niah9online today!
It could so be a written report of an event in verse...good one Andrew...I remember as a kid in November going with my mum and her sister to sell poppies....and the elderly men who wouldn't give/ come to their doors...because they couldn't bear to be reminded of the real truth....oh so many tales to one day tell...
Niah peace angel Great write........bouquet
freeatlast64847
Very profound andrew. Sad but true... thumbs up
Gashly
they knew, as we know, now. without the cigars and smiles. poppies and forget me nots...flowers for the fallen. wonderful write, andrew.
jeddah12
excellent poem sir,thanks for sharingcheers
andrew149
Thankyou Niah, yes I too remember selling poppies when I was a boy cub...we had to in those days....and of course I am also ex British Army too so always a bit close to home.....pleased you liked the poem....Andrew....xxx
Ladybee42
lovely tribute andrew, i hope those generals weren't quite so disengaged from all of the death and misery..bouquet bouquet
gnj4u
Hi, andrew149,
They knew, they KNEW, To certain death they were being sent. Only the brave can proceed with such knowledge. It is up to us to figure out what is so important that one is willing to die for it. Hopefully, knowing that we can find the path to peace before we are all Underneath the poppies that grow…..
Redex
Very good poem Andrew but gnj says just how I feel too. So sorry for all those gone sad sad.sad flower
kickit22
To take some more just to even the score. is this like saying and eye for an eye with thousands of lives. sad poem my friend. well written.beer
andrew149
Thankyou Free, your comment is most welcome.....Andrew
andrew149
Thankyou Gashly.....very true.......Andrew....xxxcool
andrew149
Thankyou Jeddah my friend.......Andrew....xxx
andrew149
Thankyou Ladybee.......Andrew.....xxx
Post Comment - Let others know what you think about this Poem
Report Abuse for this page, if inappropiate
We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience possible on our website. Read Our Privacy Policy Here