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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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