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In Flander's Fields

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Nishi_Kinuyo #1 Posted 11 November 2019 - 05:40 PM

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Okay, let us all take a moment to remember the horrors of war, and hope that some day every person on earth can experience peace.



shikaka9 #2 Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:00 PM

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This world is not designed for peace.

UrQuan #3 Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:09 PM

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An old WoT thread I often visit on remembrance day: War Poems. A beautiful thread about a dark subject.

 

For the Fallen

 

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, 
England mourns for her dead across the sea. 
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, 
Fallen in the cause of the free.
 
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, 
There is music in the midst of desolation 
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
 
They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; 
They fell with their faces to the foe.
 
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.
 
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home; 
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; 
They sleep beyond England's foam.
 
But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, 
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known 
As the stars are known to the Night;
 
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; 
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain.

 

 



pallie_the_artillerist #4 Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:17 PM

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Edited by pallie_the_artillerist, 11 November 2019 - 06:18 PM.





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