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Reparation by Bea Ewart

In memory of L/Cpl George Henry Grant, killed in action, Ginchy, The Somme, France 15th September, 1916.

 

11th November 1995

Today on Armistice Day,

I have become the Grandmother

of a boy in France.

 

My Grandfather died there

long ago, in the field

at Ginchy.

Now, as on so many other days,

I remember

the sacrifice he made.

 

Today, on the eleventh day

of the eleventh month,

I cannot but feel

that this little fellow

is a gift,

a life returned to us:

a reparation.

 

Rest in peace, George Henry.

Welcome Alexander Arthur,

may such a sacrifice

never be yours.

 

Bea Ewart November 1995