Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad (2013) Every year around Remembrance Day weekend, I usually pick a war-related film to watch. This year, I decided to watch the 2013 Russian film Stalingrad, which is about the eponymous battle that lasted six months 1942-43, turning the … Continue reading

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A Known Grave

copyright 2017 Two small graves, side by side, Alone amid the woods, Small crosses with painted names, All that marks whose final place This small patch of ground has become. So many dead had no graves, Their bodies left amid … Continue reading

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Meditations by a Grave

copyright 2016 I stand beside your grave today, Only a wooden cross to mark it, Amid many more, small and large, In the woods away from all we know. I fought for you, but I bury you instead. I stand … Continue reading

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Meeting

The man stared into his drink on the counter, his uniform ratty and unrecognizable.  He was not a very remarkable-looking man at first glance – very ordinary, the very everyday-hominess that made him seem friendly and approachable.  In another life, … Continue reading

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