Gone

A susurration of prayers
The names of dead sons, brothers, lovers.
Sacrificed to a war just inside memory
For a place that no longer exists
Except, like them,
In tears and fragile
Remembrance.

Gone.
And yet their missing smiles
And lost embrace
Define us
In our darkest hour.

Gone
And
Never
Ever
Forgotten.

©Kim Magennis 2016

Photograph: Rhodesian war memorial Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Herts (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/49952272)
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