epitaph

In Canada, on November 11 we celebrate Remembrance Day  to remember those who fought to keep this country safe. This is my tribute to those whose battles only begin on the battlefield. I have linked up to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers .

The house went up quickly

they said it was old

not unlike the man outside

lying dead in the cold.

People walked past him

lying still on the ground

but I stopped 

and looked down.

his clothes were tattered

and torn

a patch on his shoulder

 looked like a flag

he must have been proud to have worn.

The preacher said he fought in two wars

But his battle was home

 nowhere to go

he lived alone.

Depressed and tortured

He set fire to paper

And it caught in the wood

And burned him and his memories

Away for good.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

 

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10 thoughts on “epitaph

    1. Thanks for reading. the great thing about FF is that you can write from the heart, and you are not judged nor are you criticized. you should give it a try, I will read it, I promise

  1. Oh wow, I’m in love with these stories. I’d be honored of you’d check out my blog on creepy things like haunted dolls and serial killers. You’ve got a follower out of me!

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