The Wallflowers

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
At the National Australian War Memorial people still come from all over Australia to leave a poppy in memory of those lost in World War I.

Where are the flowers fair?

Caught – in the wind a’blowing

Caught – in the summer’s glare

And withered so unknowing

-O-

Once where the wildflowers shone

In the light of a gentle morning

Now in the desert…gone

Save the bitterness of yearning

-O-

Who plucked the flowers fair?

Expert, the scythe applying

swift through the fetid air

And gathered them for dying

-O-

Now in the marble rooms

they wait through the lonely hours

Passed o’er for more vibrant blooms…

The fate of the poor Wallflowers

TJ Paris

In memory of all those who have lost loved ones to the tragedy of war.

In response to Photo 101 prompt “Leading Lines”.

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