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The Hill.

By foggytwo
On the serious side.

As they waited for the orders.
All huddled close together.
With Padre Tom beside them.
You could have heard a feather.
The silence, it was deafening.
As they all lay there that night.
They knew that when the order came.
They would have to go and fight.
Padre Tom opened up his bible.
Not knowing what to say.
And after words of comfort.
He blessed them all that day.
When the order was received.
To charge the hill at dawn.
The soldiers prayed with Padre Tom.
For soon they would be gone.
That afternoon at battles` end.
The daylight barely clear.
Blood and bodies everywhere.
Padre Tom, he shed a tear.
As he passed among the wounded.
Padre Tom felt all their pain.
Silently he cursed that hill.
And a war that was insane.
The brave soldiers took the hill that day.
The battle was not lost.
As Padre Tom thought to himself.
Was it worth it at that cost.

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Voters: User_Removed, woolybill1, helenlinda and 13 more

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woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 7:24PM
Two innocent little patches of red - very effective.

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User_Removed 15 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 7:26PM

Quote:Was it worth it at that cost.

No should be the answer.
But sometimes, there is no choice.
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
5 Nov 2009 7:58PM
My thanks to Bill and Lucien for your comments, appreciated.
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 8:16PM
great words to this image the little poppies mirror the sentiment

DP_Imagery 15 24 6 Wales
7 Nov 2009 9:32AM
Beautiful remembrance.

11 Nov 2009 6:13PM
thoughtful . Gill
14 Nov 2009 12:44PM
super image and writ up,well done pete.ray
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
17 Nov 2009 12:43PM
thousand words Pete

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