GOLGOTHA (The place of the skull) after Siegfried Sassoon, poet WWI – Michael J. Whelan

Michael J. Whelan - Writer

GOLGOTHA (the place of the skull) GOLGOTHA  
(The place of the skull)
…after Siegfried Sassoon,
                                   poet WWI…
At once I knew the resurrection,
then far away the thudding of the guns.
In the clockwork of that battle
a silhouette came to me
carrying beams of wood across his breast,
walking with words of love
along the broken trench
to lay upon the floor of my Golgotha.
‘I know you,’ I said in the midst of the strafe,
‘Yes, you know me,’ he replied,
‘like war we have known each other forever.’
Michael J. Whelan
Published in the ECHO Newspaper (Life Magazine p.46)
07 March 2013,
www.echo.ie/ Sketch by Michael J. Whelan – 2013

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