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Forever Remember, Lest We Forget

In 1914 those aged between 18 and 55, had no option or choice in life, in 1939 those aged between 18 and 44, had to defend home and fight a world war. They dug holes in the mud, and lived in underground huts, they had no luxuries and would often see guts. When it rained, there was no drain, so water filled upto their knees, a regular sight of dead bodies, with no escape from disease. Unlike yours was their life so remember thee, it's a small thing to do for you and me. Those who lived with machine guns taunting day and night, in a hole in a field miles away from their life. Vindication unknown and with no indication if the end was in sight, just carry on soldier and fight for your right. Secure the right of freedom allowed in your Kingdom as that place is your home. Home is where the heart is but the future's an unknown. So we who live now and don't face that fate, should pay tribute to them for doing what we would hate. Wars create heroes but wars are evil, in the past people gave their life as a present for present day people. The men and women of our island, our empire and our commonwealth, as well as our allies that fought for a common want. That want being the peace of which we know no different, so pay your respects as the past is significant. So thank you to the soldier, or the woman of the factory, your story is unpleasant but is remembered as glory. We owe unto you the most priceless of debts, the generations that achieved greatness we must never forget. We that live now should know our existence is simple, the lessons of history are what make our lifetime peaceful. It is our duty, as war was theirs, to remember what the past regrets. Our species, our planet, forever remember, lest we forget.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 4/6/2019 11:52:00 PM
Totally agree with the sentiments! THanks for sharing this it's very well done!
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Date: 4/5/2019 8:25:00 PM
Totally powerful. People think waving a peace symbol against a brutal nation brings peace? Or strumming a tune on a guitar? Nope! What are they smoking? When people are out to destroy your nation, it's a call to bravery that counts. Brenda! A poem you must be most proud of....Panagiota
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Date: 12/15/2018 12:16:00 AM
Poignant write, Nick. Unfortunately your poem exceeding the length for my contest requirements.
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:08:00 PM
So right you are. Well-penned.
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Nick Trim
Date: 7/3/2018 2:49:00 PM
thank you