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Friday, 9 March 2012

War of the Roses

War of the Roses
Will only the poets write
of the leaving of War-
minster? Enlistment to
the 404. Six sons
from the Houses of York
and Lancaster, together.
Huddersfield to Helmand
The white rose to the land of the poppy
and a single red rose too.

© Kim Rooney

Afghanistan deaths: Six dead UK soldiers named by MoD
Kim (aka wordturner) is a writer, editor, and poet. A former BBC online journalist she has an MA in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia.

1 comment:

  1. Great poem Kim. The imagery is perfect and the sense of the futility of war comes through.