365 Days · Poetry

100 – We Remember

Between row on row of poppy field crosses
We have not forgotten the unnecessary loss

Every year we sound The Last Post horn
This the ninety-eighth anniversary to mourn

Little boys sent away who didn’t know when
They’d return to mothers or grow into men

Loaded with rations, ammunition and fear
They kept running with no time to be scared

We always remember the great sacrifice of
Men and brothers who paid too high a price

Mothers lost sons who never arrived back
Children who only knew a first rule of attack

Implanted memories in returned servicemen
It’s for they we remember; their fallen friends

For the families who sent their sons off to war
Lest we forget the freedom they went to fight for

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