READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, September 19

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This week’s poem is by Jan Parkin.

Let’s remember as we recall

Those we knew who were to fall

Two events that changed the world

As lives before them were unfurled

Lives so precious children left

Wives and lovers all bereft

Two events tho years apart

Pull the strings upon the heart

Ground zero and world war two

Circumstance it wasn’t you

Poppies strewn like they were blood

And towers fell down beneath the mud

Pointless suffering beyond compare

Thousands lost with such despair

The lives, the loves, the people maimed

The depth of pain they all sustained

For what we ask as we remember

The families left and lives dismembered

The war relentless, all for what

To start again like we forgot

And yet until they all agree

That all we need to make us free

To live our lives and not judge others

Respect for life and one another

For fighting back achieves but little

Just makes us cold and hard and brittle

So while they think of their solution

They’ll just continue revolution....

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