Sunday, 11 November 2012

Victory




Verdun, 1917 by Felix Vallotton.


Shifting waves of gas
choke us
we fight
our boots heavy with mud
dug in
cold sodden great coats
weigh us down
but we do not despair
defiant beneath leaden grey skies
snow flurries cover
our lost comrades
we will be the victors 
our bravery shines bright
as suns rays through the clouds.


11/11/12 KD

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21 February – 18 December 1916
(9 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)Location Verdun-sur-Meuse, France Result French victory
courtesy of Wikipedia

File:French trench battle.jpg




Over 700,000 souls lost over one of the worst battles of the First World War.

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15 comments:

  1. Snow flurry's and sun- great contrasts and congruence.Thanks.

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  2. snow covering comrades bodies-
    excellent capture of those times.

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  3. I often think about how incredibly heavy those coats must have been...in addition to the despair...

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  4. Thank you for sharing this with us...wow what a horrendous thing

    Wander

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  5. Well written, but I do think there was an awful lot of despair.

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  6. So full of faith, I'm grateful to find it here!

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  7. Does wonders on the imagery side! Lest we forget. Nice tribute.

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  8. We must never forget the sacrifice those brave men made.

    Madelief

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  9. You captured this so well. Excellent.

    =)

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  10. The poem fits the picture and the conflicting feelings of war so well. Well done!

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  11. Very touching Kay, and a lovely tribute to all those brave men.Love Linda x

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  12. Words of hope - thank you.

    Sometimes hope is all there is in the battle arena...

    Anna :o]

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