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Soldiers of Mercy










©Shers Gallagher 2015

The soldiers of mercy

spread their lives like seeds
for the blooming of red poppies.
We who live in sunshine
grumble at the rain  
and wish for more brilliant days.
Yet we oft forget
their costs for our freedoms.
They have lain down beside us
so we can rise up and remain.
The question now is:
Will we so easily give it all away?

Aisling Books / Magpie Tales

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  1. Sharply innovative; well done.

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  2. At the mercy of far greater forces we all are

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  3. You are right, we do forget the cost they paid for our freedom as we go about living hectic lives. Thank you.

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