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This week, the topic for Monday Poetry Potluck is Fortresses, Buildings, and Monuments.  Be sure to visit Jingle Poetry for more poems.


war rages around

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

civil strife destroys

young life is over

who he is we do not know

the unknown soldier

one of many lost

mother, sisters, and lover

wonder where he lies

headstones and statues

grace a peaceful battlefield

monuments of war

34 thoughts on “Gettysburg

  1. Kudos to you, Teresa. This is extremely well done. I haven’t read or thought about Gettysburg in years and this brought it back with all the right impressions and emotions.

    Thank you for a fab Potluck piece.

  2. Nice tribute, love the multiple haiku form, mingling your words among the pictures–well-written engagement. Been there myself, always evokes a sense of longing and remembrance. It is important not to forget, and these monuments, both of stone and words, serve the purpose. Well done.

  3. A great tribute..this! But then perhaps the man shall continue to be at war..forever.. we can try to burn candles of peace within our ownselves..doing our bit.. well written..

    Came thro Poetry Potluck. enjoyed it ..do visit my post..too. thanks

  4. Very nicely Haiku’d tribute to the brave and ever present, Teresa!
    Yes, they too were “somebody” to one or many… still are!

    Thanks for sharing this, my friend

  5. Nicely presented, the images strike home with the coldness that is war in contrast to the true humanity loss that it entails.

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