David Blair


Sunrise/Sunset


It was a
beautiful sunrise.
Even in the
muddy trench
he enjoyed it.

The Somme...July 1916.

The sunset was
just as splendid
but he didn't
see it even tho
his eyes were still open.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Comments about this poem (Sunrise/Sunset by David Blair )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Allen Steble (5/22/2013 3:56:00 AM)

    Excellent poem David, reminds me that in life the simplest things are best and cam easily be overlooked, thnx for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (5/22/2013 3:13:00 AM)

    Ah the futility of war especially the 1914 -18 Says a great deal with a sparsity of words Well penned BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,239 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (5/22/2013 2:47:00 AM)

    The pathos in the poem couldn't go deeper with more words. The poem hits point blank.10 for this inspiring work. (Report) Reply

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