TURNING THE CLOCKS BACK

Come each and every new November

It is our duty to remember

Those whose lives were doomed to lack

The time to put their own clocks back

To mark the days they would never see

As they took their turn in eternity,

Their own time cruelly rendered short

By the wars in which they fought.

No chance for them to look ahead

And savour that extra hour in bed;

Instead, they lie where fate decreed

No clocks to mark the hour agreed

By fate that marked them out for death

Before their time...and that final breath.

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◄ THE BBC - AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A QUESTION OF DISCRIMINATION ►

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 5th Nov 2022 14:54

Thanks also to Hugh and Holden.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 5th Nov 2022 01:43

My thanks to SA; SG; GF and FK for taking the trouble to "like"
this contribution. The theme came - like many others - when
delaying getting out of a warm bed. The connection of time
in our lives linked itself to the November pause to reflect
on lost lives and their own lost time.

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