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LynnSlyWrites

When Lynn is not writing, she is kept busy caring for her family and their pets. "Hillary’s Angel" is her first novel and "Upside Down" her second.

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Wrote this one for you:

“Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields
On—on—and out of sight!” – Siegfried Sassoon

Something borrowed, something blue
Said Ron “I have a book for you”
No author’s name upon the spine
Just says “Memoirs” – how divine
Published MCMXXVIII
Round World War I – my favourite date
(My choice of title must be right:
Just then the cat turned out the light)
Said Ron “It’s written by a poet”
Said I “Wouldn’t you just know it.”
I’m working on paper (for a break)
But who needs Google – piece of cake
No phone a friend or leave the room
Ron’s wife says “It’s Siegfried Sassoon.
So traumatised by senseless slaughter
(war is so much foul water
under the bridge) of beasts and men
‘horse’ he never said again.”
To cut a lengthy story short:
Now three more books I’ve bought.
No, dead people I don’t see,
but poets will always speak to me.

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2 Comments

  1. beeseeker says:

    Love the mystery/development elements in this one – and your summary definition of war. More please
    (and best wishes with the poem a day challenge).

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