November 1-2, 2018


But on the Eleventh


on the thirty-first

ghouls and goblins prowl

horrors fill the night

and on the first

ghostly echoes scarce gone

Poppies on lapels

for eleven straight days

commemorate heroes

whose lives bought our own

then on the twelfth

sudden replaced

by baubles and bells

adorning very steps

where imps once played tricks

on those who begged treats

Poppies languish

waiting the next year

our lapse to atone


But on the Eleventh
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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