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The man without a face

I wrote this several years ago now. In some ways, it feels wrong to repost it… as if by doing so I am not giving enough for what has been given. And yet, this man has stayed with me for … Continue reading

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Remember…

Paper poppies bloom, as fragile as the lives they represent. Every year it is the same, I try to find some way of saying what is in my heart and the words will not come.  I was not there, I … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

I was dismayed to see how few places were selling poppies this year. It used to be that there was nowhere you could not buy one. This year, I had to look. And yet, in almost every town and village … Continue reading

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Remembered

I was not there. I did not see the blood and gore Or know the terror Of a war. * I did not grieve When friends were lost Or mourn the maimed Or human cost. * I did not fight … Continue reading

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