Letter From the Home Front


Written for November Notes, hosted by Rosema at A Reading Writer and Sarah at Heartstring Eulogies.

Day 7 Music Prompt: Yellow by Coldplay.



Though of Hacksaw Ridge on “refusing to kill”

Very nice

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Davy thanks for the link ..i am also reading it now…

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Short and strong – like a shot 🙂 Love it Davy!

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Oh dear! Just like Maja mentioned, this is short and yet such a powerful piece. It says so much.

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i can hear the sirens coming, Davy. Better be ready. 😀 😀 😀

Bam! Bam! Bam!

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Powerful, Davy – and so sad.

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    Thank you Laura. It was heartbreaking researching and reading some of the stories behind this. Fortunately most of these soldiers have been pardoned and are honoured in the same way as other soldiers who lost their lives in combat.


WOW…I’m glad I read through the comments, Davy, to get the whole picture. Heartbreaking.

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Oh my, D… I’ve never heard of this. Thank you for sharing the story. I feel bad for those soldiers because they carried so much weight- the fear of dying and the regret of not fighting. I know it is their sworn duty but, sadly, we’re merely human beings. And most of the times, we tremble.

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    So true Maria. You cannot imagine what those soldiers experienced especially as some of them were suffering from PTSD and were mentally ill. Thank you for your insightful comment.


the scribbling writer November 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm

This was very lovely! It is hard holding on to a piece of yourself when you are pushed into a horrible situation such as war. Very powerful!

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Great Poem. Clever interpretation of the word ‘yellow’.

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This is strong and mindful!

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