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Clinton Hammond 09 Nov 01 - 12:55 PM
Clinton Hammond 10 Nov 01 - 01:45 PM
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The Shambles 11 Nov 01 - 04:43 AM
kendall 11 Nov 01 - 09:45 AM
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Donuel 11 Nov 01 - 03:59 PM
Clinton Hammond 11 Nov 01 - 04:21 PM
The Shambles 11 Nov 01 - 05:05 PM
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Subject: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 12:55 PM

by Garnet Rogers

11:11

Ah the glorious few are all the fewer here
In the cold November Air
The crowd draws silent their collars raised
To the edges of the square
The children's choir sings "In Flander's Fields"
The band plays "Over There"
The old heroes still try to dress the line
As the chaplain leads the prayer

For the glorious few no longer stands so straight
As they did long years before
When they faced a hard and cruel fate
On a far and distant shore
Their tunics faded green and blue
Poor shelter from the cold
The memories made yet raw and new
At the calling of the roll

The heads are bowed in silence now
At the tolling of the hour
The first few falling flakes of snow
Drift gently on the flowers
All piled and stacked against the stones
Petals fluttering in the air
The eyes that stare down through the years
At the one no longer there

The taste of lost and wasted years
So bitter on the tongue
White breath in clouds in the autumn cold
Frail chests with medals hung
In battle ribbons red and gold
In the pale November sun
The hands and faces grown so old
While the heart stays ever young

For the glorious few are all the fewer here
The old soldiers form the square
The wind blows hard and shakes the leaves
And stirs the thin white hair
Of these fading brave and fragile souls
As the bugler plays "Last Post"
The snow falls thick and faster still
And turns them white as ghosts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 01:45 PM

well, THAT fell off the page with blazing speed...


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Subject: *sigh*
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 03:02 AM

Piss on ya's!!!!

Refreshed for the day of...

AND I'll do it again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 04:43 AM

The Seeds of More


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: kendall
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 09:45 AM

I dont know how I missed these two gems, but, Clinton and Shambles, thanks for posting them. Thet bring up that old question, "When will they ever learn"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 10:41 AM

Who's "THEY" and what do you expect them to learn?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 01:29 PM

Where have all the flowers gone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 01:36 PM

And this thread discussion of 'they. Click Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 03:59 PM

Veterans Day
by Don Hakman

-----------------------------
Remember the Maine
Main what?
Remember the Alamo?
I thought you had it
Remember the Revolution
Whose?
If we lived 700 years
instead of 70
wars would be few
but Veterans day
would be HUGE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 04:21 PM

I still don't get it... define "THEY" and lay it out.. What lesson do you want "THEY" to learn?

No war???

Please... that's ignorant, naive wishful thinking... (not that that's ALL bad, but between where we are now, and that sort of Star Trekian utopia are a lot of miles and even more generations...)

Wars happen and Remembrance day is not about lamenting that fact... it's about being thankful as hell that those who fought and died did so, so that we who came after could benefit from the spilling of their blood! To use Remembrance day (or whatever you wanna call it) as a time for "protest" cheapens the acts of valour that veterans have committed...

Talk about ingrates...

I hope there is an afterlife where I can meet every single allied soldier from ww2 and thank them that I didn't have to live in a world dominted by men like Hitler and his flunkies!

Good show men... thank you very much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 05:05 PM

Wars happen and Remembrance day is not about lamenting that fact... it's about being thankful as hell that those who fought and died did so, so that we who came after could benefit from the spilling of their blood! To use Remembrance day (or whatever you wanna call it) as a time for "protest" cheapens the acts of valour that veterans have committed...

Talk about ingrates...

You are welcome to your view of what this day is about. I trust that you will be prepared to allow others to hold theirs.

It is quite wrong for you to use this thread to insult people who you believe do not share your view, as no one here has even challenged that view.

It is a insult to the very freedoms the veterans you claim to honour, fought and died to protect.

Argue if you wish with Pete Seeger about the word THEY.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 05:08 PM

Wars happen and Remembrance day is not about lamenting that fact... it's about being thankful as hell that those who fought and died did so, so that we who came after could benefit from the spilling of their blood! To use Remembrance day (or whatever you wanna call it) as a time for "protest" cheapens the acts of valour that veterans have committed...

Talk about ingrates...

You are welcome to your view of what this day is about. I trust that you will be prepared to allow others to hold theirs.

It is quite wrong for you to use this thread to insult people who you believe do not share your view, as no one here has even challenged that view.

It is a insult to the very freedoms the veterans you claim to honour, fought and died to protect.

Argue if you wish with Pete Seeger about the word THEY.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 05:37 PM

Bring him on!

LOL!!!!!!

All I want to know is who this alleged "THEY" is... People are always talking about them, but no ones seems to know who exactly THEY are...

I thnk it's a case of scapegoating, myself... By people more concered with what the nameless faceless "THEY" are doing and not paying enough attention to what they themselves could be doing....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 11:11 -- for Memorial Day
From: GUEST,Argenine
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 11:01 PM

Clinton, Is there a tune to the Rogers lyrics you posted?

Argenine


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