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In This Field of Red


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Oh Sandra, this is so good. In fact it's more than good, it's brilliant. A poem that takes you there to that hellish time. The reader can feel the anguish in the poor suffering mother as she wiped that tear away.

A war started by who? A jumble of circumstances that scholars still disagree about. Fueled by new industries and man's innate desire to fight a glorious war.

A great presentation completes the experience. Thank you for the read, my talented friend... ~Mel~


 Comment Written 07-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 07-Mar-2018
    What a lovely review, thank you so much, Mel. No, wars will always happen, unfortunately. Thank you for the 6 stars, my friend, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this one. Big hugs. Sandra xxx
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This is such a sad poem of remembrance. It will always be sad to remember those who died in battle in any war. We need to honor them more often. Flanders field of poppies is a good way. It shows all the blood that was spilled with the red of each poppy. Why we fight is almost always a big question.

Keep writing

Joan


 Comment Written 07-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 07-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much, Joan, for your lovely review. You get an incredible feeling come over you visit Flanders field, and the cemetery. It's almost Holy. It really does feel as if the boys are still there. I'm glad you enjoyed it. A big hug for the 6 stars! Thank you. :) Sandra xxx

reply by dragonpoet on 07-Mar-2018
    My pleasure. I will have to visit one day.

    Joan

reply by the author on 07-Mar-2018
    You will find it quite emotional but well worth a visit. xx
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This is beautiful, Sandra. You have lovely descriptive words that tell this story. I wonder if we've seen the last of wars? It would be nice, but I think anger and hate will live on no matter how much we try to unite for love.

Joy xx


 Comment Written 06-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 06-Mar-2018
    Hi Joy, thank you so very much for the lovely six stars. I started writing this a long time ago, after a visit to Flanders fields and the cemetery there. It's a very moving, spiritual place. The graves go on for miles. It's so sad. I can't see it being the last, I don't think there has ever been a time the people on Planet Earth have had world peace. Just shows how civilised we are.

    I have loads of reading and reviewing to do, but I had a bit of an accident today, tore my hamstring, I''ve never known such pain! having a baby was easier! I just didn't want you to think your reviewing is one sided. I'll be reading them in the morning. Thanks for all your lovely reviews, you've been wonderful.
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A very moving and emotional poem, Sandra. I can't imagine how emotional it would be to stand at Flander's Field... especially if a family member died there. Your words are a beautiful tribute.
Smiles,
Karyn :-)




 Comment Written 05-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 05-Mar-2018
    Thank you, Karyn. I've stood there twice now, and it really is emotional. Then we saw all the graves, they stretch as far as the eye can see. It really brings home how many young boys were killed in that war. Thanks again for reading and for your lovely comments, my friend. :) Sandra xx
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Missed this one Sandra - so well written. The words moved me - they could have been mine. I've been to Flanders fields twice over the years to visit my father's grave - so I identified with your poem. Warm regards Dorothy xxx


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reply by the author on 04-Mar-2018
    I've been there twice, too, Dorothy, it's an experience everyone should have. I imagine if it was one of my two sons who died there, how would I have taken it. Those mum and dads, wives and children suffered much when they received their telegram. We haven't learned much, have we? It's nice that you have a grave to visit, and remember your father, my friend, that in itself must have been a comfort of sorts. Thank you for your lovely review, my friend. Big hugs, Sandra xx
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This is absolutely beautiful, Sandra, albiet incredibly sad. So many young men died to make sure everyone else was free, but the question 'why' will always be asked.

Sooooo glad I have a 6 left!

Alexis xxx


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reply by the author on 02-Mar-2018
    Thank you so much!!!! Alexis you are lovely! I'm glad you enjoyed my poem and thought it worthy of the 6 stars! That is so nice of you. :)) Sandra xxxx
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WOW! This is touching.

The picture is really perfect for this piece too. I can see why you got a blue ribbon.
Congratulations.

Off to read more of your work.:-)


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reply by the author on 02-Mar-2018
    Another fantastic review, Rebecca, you are an angel! Thank you so very much, my friend, for all the 6 stars you have given me today, I'm lost for words, and that is soooo unusual for me! lol. Bless your heart my friend. Bigger hugs!! :) Sandra xxxx
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Poppies as I remember, stand for not forgetting, and your poem is a tribute to those who laid down their lives to give us freedom.

The imagery and setting of your remarkable poemhas much to impress on us the people who dedicated their lives and paid the price for the freedom we now take for granted or even deliberately endanger in the name of greed and hegemonic delusions.

Well done, Sandra.


 Comment Written 01-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 02-Mar-2018
    The poppies in that field were just so amazing, the graves seem to spread for miles, you can't see where they finish. It's a sad, but very reflective place to be. When we see what is happening in the world today I can well imagine these soldiers turning in their graves. Thank you for your lovely review, Aki, I really appreciate your comments. Big hugs, my friend. Sandra xxx
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This is so beautifully written and the flow is really smooth. Excellent AABB rhyme. The content is so touching. The poppies we immediately associate with the war dead, Remembrance Day and Memorial Day. Seeing the poppies and the explanation from her mother about the blood spilled by soldiers. The soldiers may have fought and died, but the peace they battled for has not yet occurred. So their ghosts are asking why they died. as the state in your conclusion. Very touching commentary. judi


 Comment Written 01-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 01-Mar-2018
    Thank you, Judi, for your lovely review of my poem. I'm glad you liked it, thanks my friend. :) Sandra xx

reply by judiverse on 01-Mar-2018
    You're very welcome. Sandra. A lovely poem. judi
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So well said and done. Loved it. Never really grasped full why a poppy on was chosen to applaud the loss of brave men. Thanks to you know now, smiling at you. Take care la


 Comment Written 01-Mar-2018



reply by the author on 01-Mar-2018
    Thank you, Nartoonla, for your lovely review. It is quite a sight to see them when they bloom, it's a very spiritual feeling. Thank you for the lovely 6 stars, my friend, I'm glad you liked it. Big hugsl Sandra xx
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