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Terrain of terror transposed

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Young men away at war
bidding their masters will

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 taking up arms …
and legs and boots and sundry scattered shards

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 of the oppressed
(friend or foe)

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 the explosive devices
having had their indiscriminately wicked way.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But pitch
the same two forces

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 into an oblong box
with white flags

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 signifying not surrender
nor submission

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 but a boundary
recognised by all

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 and yes, though disputed
just as vehemently

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 and defended
just as vigorously

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 observe
as the explosive shots

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 bring nothing
but cheer.

11/11/2004

For the day that’s in it.

Lest we ever forget.

Triggered by the first line of a wonderful poem by
Christopher T George, called Random Harvest,
which I found online at the Dublin Writers Workshop.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/terrain-of-terror-transposed/