IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Unwritten For C.P.Sharma

I bought a new anthology
of poems from the First World War.
I offer no apology
The poetry filled me with awe.

To understand that tragedy
could inspire young poets to write.
Poetry of such great beauty.
To read it is a sacred rite.

I have a strange affinity
with young men cut down in their prime
Who made their mark on history
describing hell in metered rhyme.

I am forced to wonder what
they might have written but could not.

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Comments (3)

life and talent sniped in prime- very poignant write. reflections on what could have been, war, youth with empathy Mamta
Yes indeed Ivor who better to describe the horror. Thank you Ivor. Regards Ann
The war poets were simply amazing weren't they, heart breaking poems but so beautiful...thanks for this poem Ivor...Fi 10+++