John F. McCullagh

Veteran Poet - 1,085 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


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