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Unknown Solider

Unknown Soldier


He died on the first day

of the battle of the Somme


blood-shod and flailing in no-mans land

until one blow immortalised him.


Venerated in clay he became - everyman

classroom lesson, hero and bronze plaque 


forever poised for his final call.

His face - grotesque lines of agony

until polish smoothed all away.


Now, more than a hun...

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