Friday, August 17, 2018

The Soldier Artist

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Poetry

I gazed at the beautiful murals of Plas Newydd,

Remembering the artist, the man that created

Those beautiful, vivid, bright scenes.

And then I recalled another such place

Equally vivid, in a much darker setting.

The small fields of the Bockage Country.

It’s thick hedgerows concealing heavy guns.

Tanks on fire, their crews often burning,

Soldiers rushing , dodging and falling.

Then the sight of this talented man,

A Captain lying dead on the ground!

Those creative hands now lifeless and still

Never again, never again to hold a brush.

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