A Soldier of the Great War.


One hundred years ago it happened;

So much blood,

So much mud.

“I died in hell,

They called in Passchendaele”.

So many died,

So many remembered,

But many unknown,

So on the stone

The inscription read

“A Soldier of the Great War”.

We may not know who they are

But each and every one of them

Is known to God.



“I died in hell

They called in Passchendaele”. Siegfried Sassoon.


  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Online Online)
  • Published: August 1st, 2017 01:39
  • Comment from author about the poem: I watched some of the Ceremony to remember the Paschendaele 100 year memorial and was so moved by how many gravestones had the words "ASoldier of the Great War" written on them. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 36
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  • orchidee

    A fine write and tribute Gold.

  • FredPeyer

    Goldfinch, it is great that you chose to write a poem, and a good one I might add, about the unsung heroes who died so we can live in peace now.
    How quickly we forget!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Fred, I was amazed at how many unmarked graves there were.

    • Michael Edwards

      Such a moving ceremony and this is a great tribute to all those involved whether or not they survived.


      Thanks ANDY ~ DULCE ET DECORUM EST ~ PRO PATRIA MORI ~ Yours BRIAN. Please add a Poem to my LOVE IS ~ Fusion ~ Thanks B.

    • Renzi

      I watched that also. Shocking to see the amount of unnamed graves, truely so sad. There is so many! 😢 A great write you've brought us in relation to this.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Renzi.I was surprised to see so many unnamed graves.

      • burning-embers

        Yes well done, hard to find words befitting such a thing.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true. Thank you b-e.

        • Louis Gibbs

          War is hell indeed ... as if we need to create more of such unnecessarily. Well done, Goldie!

          • Goldfinch60

            It sure is. Thank for commenting.

          • Jooles

            Loved this...
            One of my favourite poets is Wilfred owen....you should check him out

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Jooles. I have been reading Wilfred Owen since my school days and that is fifty years ago.

              • Jooles

                Lol thought you might know him but couldn't resist recommending him

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