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This is a short Poem I wrote six years ago to commemorate Armistice or Remembrance Day (which is held on the 11th of November every year and the Nearest Sunday) for Soldiers of all wars who died for their Country in the face of danger and/or against opression and injustice. It's a poem that says that even the people who caused the wars can be forgiven, but only when they come to to the understanding of their wrongdoing and ask for forgiveness. It's saying that we will ALL be brought to account at some point.
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A Poem for Armistice Day

As sure as they who had to fall, failed to flee the bullets call,
So too shall they who caused this woe, still have to answer and to know,
That when they come to Gods’ great hall,
All sorrowed hearts will know their gall,
But unlike those who plead their case, the ones with love will show their face,
To cleanse them of their sad disgrace, and pull them to their feet again,
To know that justice will be done, when hatred from their heart is gone.
Forgiveness then will surely come, to bind together everyone,
Whose thoughts are righteous, true and good, to live in peace, as all men should.

Maurice Vizard.
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Hits: 3047
Comments: 37
Fans: 8
Plays: 91
Downloads: 109
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Nov 09, 2007 - 05:51:38 AM
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2007 - 12:23:17 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 08:09:01 AM
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Mac Intel 10.4, Sennheizzer mic', M-audio 49e Keyboard, M-Audio Fast- Track,
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GB
Comments
Roxylee said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Perfect blend
of words and music, Maurice. You are a true poet.:-)
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Moviz said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thanks
Roxie, you're very kind. I just thought that those who are willing to protect our freedom, should have some spotlight, regards M
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said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Poem for peace
This is very deep and lovely done, a great poem with a good message.

Peace&Love
--
Kenta
Moviz said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Hi Kenta..
Thanks for the comment and your appreciation, cheers M
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sloparts said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Maurice this is beautiful.
There's not much else to say about this. The music is quiet and soul stirring and the words give hope to all that listen.

One thing I did notice that might make it a little better, is that when you first started speaking there was what sounded like distortion in the vocal. It could be the level was set too high and it started clipping. If you bring the level down and re-record the vocal I think it would help it.
One other thing would be to put just a touch of reverb on the vocal to smooth it out.
Again, this is a beautiful poem that I really like, I just know the production could be a little better.

Respectfully, your friend

Ed
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Moviz said 3427 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Hi Ed..
I'm glad you liked this poem. I think maybe I was a bit close to the mic' at first, since I was well below the 'clipping' level in GB... and I tried a bit more reverb too on the vocal, but it emphasises the 'S's', which I seem to have a problem with ( wish I could take my teeth out LOL [joke] ...maybe I should start to lithp(lisp) that would solve it) so I took most of the reverb off, tho' there is still some there.... Thanks and regards M
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Doug Somers said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Very touching
Well said. We all indeed must take responsibility for our actions.

Thanks Maurice.

Cheers,
Doug
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Moviz said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thanks Doug..
for tuning in... yes indeed we do, regards M
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davisamerica said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
very nice balance here M
touching and hearfelt piece whose time is very much now...can we all listen? hats off sir!
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Moviz said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thanks D...
for the words.... we can only hope that people will listen.... to their hearts, 'cause that's where the truth really lies, cheers M
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michael2 said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
impressive
i love how you wrote a poem for all the soldiers. regardless of whether or not you agree with what's being fought for, you have to respect the person who is willing to put their life on the line for their country. the backing music is a very nice eno-esque piece of ambienc as well. great job.
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Moviz said 3428 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thanks Michael2
I'm pleased that you listened to this and commented. We are all human and we can still love people as humans, but not like the things they do.... it's thanks to those who are willing to put their lives (and for some, their bodies.... we must remember the maimed also) on the line in order to bring about peace for the rest of us, regards M
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Feter said 3427 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
For Armistice Day
what a respectfull work is this my friend ..!

deep bow !
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Moviz said 3427 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Thank you ...
Feter... nice of you to write those words... Regards my friend, M
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paul f. page said 3427 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Undeniably...
...beautiful and artistic poem and vocal expression of them. To Americans, an English accent is always a welcomed bit of "class," and you add that and so much more to these powerful words. Your pacing is perfect and the tempo of the whole performance piece could not be any more evocative of the call for unity and peace. Just beautiful.
Peace.
Paul
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Moviz said 3427 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
I really..
appreciate those words Paul... so glad you approve of this Lancashire accent and the poem, regards M
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DWL said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Short and to the point
Says all it needs to.

Cheers

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Moviz said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks Dick..
Yes it is short, but the message is there, cheers M
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Mystified said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
True peace...


"Forgiveness then will surely come,
To bind together everyone
Whose thoughts are righteous, true and good,
To live in peace, as all men should."

Beautiful and hopeful words.
Thank you for sharing your poem and your music.
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Moviz said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks....
Mistyfied for listening to this... I'm really pleased to receive your comment, regards M
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Moviz said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Sorry..
for the mis-spelling of your name Mystified... Hmmm! My 'English' is terrible LOL, cheers M
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said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Bravo!
Well said brother Maurice! Well said!

Peace!
Moviz said 3426 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks....
for listening Michael and for the approval, cheers M
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Peter Bauckham said 3425 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
This is
an excellent piece of poetry. Thank you for sharing it.

Peter
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Moviz said 3425 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks....
for calling Peter, regards M
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announcer said 3425 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks for posting this
Reminded me of the great responsibility we all have to do away with the need for an Armistice Day by doing away with the wars that end in an armistice.
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Moviz said 3425 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Well Bill
It would be nice, but it seems there will always be greedy, aggressive and oppressive people in the world who will start these things, cheers M
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kristyjo said 3425 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
This is-
a wonderful tribute. You do these spoken word pieces exceptionally well, and this is definitely the right time and place for this poetry. Thank you for posting this today!
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Moviz said 3425 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Thank you ...
Kristyjo for your kind words, regards M
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thetiler said 3424 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Terrific and to the point
!

Way to go ! So true I think!
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Moviz said 3424 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
Thanks....
Bill, for the comment.... long time no see, cheers M
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musichead said 3424 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
thanks
Thanks for the extra thoughts!!! Sometimes its just good to remember!
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Moviz said 3424 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
Nice of you ...
to call and leave a message Steve, Thanks for that, regards M
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Scott Carmichael said 3422 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
well crafted
words... I have ten times as much music as I do lyrics... I always appreciate well crafted words that lead someplace... I'll read a lyric sometimes and you know that they were straining for the rhyme... instead of leading the listener somewhere special...

this is inspired

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Moviz said 3422 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
Thank you scott
I'm pleased that you appreciate this poem...you're right it was truly inspired. I can say that, because it felt like I didn't think it up at the time.... I just sort of wrote.regards M
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racerat said 3422 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
gratitude
Thanks Maurice, A message of forgiveness in an increasingly unforgiving world.
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Moviz said 3422 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
Nice one
Philip, Glad you called in, cheers M
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