Monday, November 9, 2015

The Great War


Artist ~ Jane Long 

Photography ~ Costică Acsinte

Understudy ~~ a person who learns another's role 
in order to be able to act 
as a replacement on short notice.



curtain rises against 
a backdrop of
poppies
blood red
 appropriate for a war production
cue the soldiers
good men all
prepared to 
step on stage, engage
should a brother falter ~ fall



15 comments:

  1. Evocative, moving, effective...

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  2. A drama staged for the benefit of the strong few. They react to the cues fed to enhance their will to fight.

    Hank

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  3. Nice tribute, Helen. The last poppy we bought we still have, got it London on 'Poppy Day."
    Some days we wear it, perhaps this year if we can find it. We haven't fully recovered from our move.
    ..

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  4. I long for a time when it is peace we are remembering. Well written, Helen.

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  5. A tribute to those who gave their all! Thank you, Helen~

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