Poetry by Jeff Green


Sad music

by cricketjeff on January 26, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Ten thousand guns have fallen silent now
And left a sea of broken mud and wire
The men who cower are left to question how
They’ll ever face another night of fire

Too many British soldiers cannot leave
They’re left to rot in innocence and mud
Too many women left at home must grieve
At all this pointless waste of soldiers’ blood

In years to come the scene will be replayed
With poppies growing out of fertile earth
Pastoral beauty where these men were flayed
To show what all these lives should have been worth

A symphony of khaki stained with red
Where half a generation left its dead

Author notes

Red and Khaki means only one thing to me

And that was the prompt