The reverent situation embellished in derelict plinths
A monolithic monument for the glorious and the bold
Calm deceit that shackled itself by the crumbling base
Of the cavalier and honourables, now but history aged
Voices of the casualties pilfered from pernicious graves
What must be forgotten is an imprint of those who saved
The damned beaten down into the ground from which they lay
Sacrificing blood so clockwork eyes may live to see another war-bent day.