#NaPoWriMo #Anzac100: Soldier

 

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Leave me here

to push up flowers.

Foreign soil, sweet and quiet,

reminds me of Mother.

Years later my bones

are scattered like poems,

yet my song is found

blooming under the sun.

 

* Thanks to: Private Norman Eric Beard, who was killed in action at Boursles, France, on April 6, 1917. He was 24 and has no known grave. For details of his story, please see “Postcard inspires historian’s hunt for Oatlands’ lost soldiers“.

 

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