Remembrance

By BlueJay

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Bombs exploded, bullets stung

Orders were to fight then run

For the men who went to war

Little food and dirty water

Life was sometimes just man slaughter

For the men who went to war.

Comrades fell and lay there dying

The enemy continued firing

At the men who went to war.

Some were young and some were old

All of them so brave and bold

Were the men who went to war.

Blood was shed, limbs were lost

This war they fought, it had a cost

For the men who went to war.

Stuck in brains; a nightmare’s there

A story that’s too raw to share

For the men who went to war.

Parents mourned and widows cried

When papers told which men had died

So many men who went to war.

Diggers buried at Gallipoli

Never to return to their home country

For many men who went to war.

The war was over, the living returned

They told a tale that helped us learn

About the men who went to war

So once a year, on a special day

We think of the sacrifice they made

Those men who went to war.

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Comments

  1. I love this, Tessa. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Lovely poem, Tessa. 🙂

  3. By the way, whoever did the graphic— I find the poppies subtly appropriate. 🙂 Reminiscent of another poem with the same theme.

  4. Beautiful poem and a wonderful reminder of those men who gave their lives for us. Well done, Tessa. 🙂

  5. Great poem! Thank you.

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