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 © Nick Trim | Year Posted 2018
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