Faye Sizemore

COFFINS ON THE QUIET

Faye Sizemore: Coffins on the QuietDark dreamers
… flag covered
no longer alive
… never to revive
chant the fate
of all who wait…
wait upon the
realm of war… war
who grinds our bones
and sends us home
… out of sight
of use no more
Home from the war
… hidden in the night
banished forevermore
Hear the chant…
This isn’t right…
Hidden from the sight
of those who should see
that Freedom Is Not Free…

The coffin of a British soldier at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, Britain, during a repatriation ceremony to honour the lives of 11 British service personnel killed in Iraq, 8 April 2003