in flanders’ fields

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almost one hundred years on who will not shed a tear in flanders’ fields?

will we ever learn?

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

– John McCrae

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  1. thank you for visiting http://www.belgianstreets.com and for reblogging “i flanders’ fields, much appreciated…

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  2. What stunning photos

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  3. What a waste of human life
    of mother’s sons who fell in strife.
    to save the world and set it free
    from someone else’s tyranny.

    If only man could cease to fight,
    and learn to build those bridges bright,
    that teach him how to love all year,
    where each would share, none would fear.

    What a world we could behold
    if lived in Peace with stories told.
    of wasted years when men had died,
    and all their wives and mothers cried.

    No more we said, of mindless death.
    to each belongs their own sweet breath,
    and we must now learn to live as one,
    these days of war and killing done.

    Not very good I’m afraid but written just now. We see the ages of those killed in our name and know we sent children off to war and only men returned sickened by the horrors they saw and still we don’t seem to have learned to get along.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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