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Polar Bear Monument
Sculptor Leon Hermant
Picture fromWkipedia – “Polar Bear Expedition by warmheartcold at flickr”

*Cold Silence*

Silence plays music on cold ears
Birds offset the noteless chorus
Guns quiet at the eleventh hour
Men cheers break in requiem

See the horror in pain filled eyes
The sounds of hell wars caught within
Hear not the thunder echo there
Dead men live and will not stay still

Curtain of peace raises with the day
Thoughts of home flow in every heart
All quiet in the western trenches
Elsewhere cheers are frozen on lips

Cold rifle shots call warriors forth
Machine guns cover these small sounds
Catch the roar of Canadian guns
The Battle of Peace Day begins

Doughboys man the wooden blockhouses
British lads fire at common foes
Enemies advance in waist high snow
Reds take the house where wounded lay

A man of heart spares the helpless
He dies that day in lovers arms
The fight ebbs and flows in cold blood
This war goes on to silent end

See the horror in pain filled eyes
The sounds of hell wars caught within
Hear not the thunder echo there
Dead men live and will not stay still

Warriors miss homecoming parades
Lost dead men come home much later
Now stands Doughboy helmet with cross
Guarded by the fierce Polar Bear
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/ Copyright by Sean Vessey 2012
Prompt at New World Creative Union Wednesday Wake-up Call 7.11.12

The War to End All Wars ended on the Western Front on the eleventh month of the eleventh day at the eleventh hour.  In Russia the war continued…
Remember the vets on Veteran’s Day including the men of U.S. 339th “Polar Bear” Regiment who fought and won a desperate battle in bitter cold on 11/11/1918 with their British and Canadian allies against the Red Army.

Thank You, all Veterans, for your Service.

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