Ypres (43): ride of the fallen

Artillery horses moving along the tree lined road between Poperhinghe and Ypres4110946

Artillery horses moving along the tree lined road between Poperhinghe and Ypres, during the Third Battle of Ypres. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C953158?image=1

 

and the fallen
slowly
ride

their steeds
point
to valhalla

once proud
and upright
they slump now
in their saddles

they are surely dead
even if
alive

at least
on this ride
there are tall trees
and shade

at least
this ride
is safe

and see
they keep coming

this parade
runs
forever

is there room
enough
do you think

will heaven hold
them all

no bombs
no bullets

no shells
from above

let none disturb
the bugle
as it calls

~

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