Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EPITAPH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY

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First Line: You who died fighting
Last Line: The rose is your joy.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; War; Westminster Abbey; Graveyards; Dead, The; Declaration Day

YOU who died fighting
For me and my little children;
You who are a million
Yet are but one,
I lay upon your grave
A rose and a tear—
The tear is the world's sorrow,
The rose is your joy.

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