Learn More

John F. McCullagh

Rookie - 798 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Pro Patria Mori


World War 1 Soldier Tailem Bend by Illawarrian

Pro patria mori

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
For generations
we've sold these goods
to young boys
who burn for glory.

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Indeed, how sweet,
Pray tell
Poppy covered warrior.

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
How sweet was the Somme?
Such little ground
was gained with
half a generation gone.

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
When weapons
far outpace the men
what an empty word
is glory.

Submitted: Sunday, November 06, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: war


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Pro Patria Mori by John F. McCullagh )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. Christmas Bells, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Merry Christmas My Love, Michael P. McParland
  6. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Alone With Everybody, Charles Bukowski
  10. A Poison Tree, William Blake

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. I Love You 2, Michael P. McParland
  2. I Love You, Michael P. McParland
  3. I Hope In Some Way, Michael P. McParland
  4. Emerald, Naveed Khalid
  5. I Hope, Michael P. McParland
  6. In All Things, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. See, seed!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Rosy (Two), Asit Kumar Sanyal
  9. I Met Him, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. 2 Days After, Edward Kofi Louis
[Hata Bildir]