Hard faced men who,
Had done rather well out of the war
Stood quietly contemplating the war torn soldiers
As they marched in ragged formation
Grim faces mounted on deeply black overcoats
Wearing under-stated poppies
Backs held erect and feet slightly apart
Giving a subliminal facade of military service
At the Cenotaph
As the soldiers shuffled past these bloodless relics
They thought of their fallen comrades
The honoured patriots calculated lost profits
And labour shortages after the early peace
At the Cenotaph.
Chris Purnell 31 October 2010
Hi Chris, I finally managed to open Cenotaph. Mike.