Give a thought
Give a Thought
Maybe you don't give a damn,
That is your free right.
Then please give a thought.
For those who, for you, fought.
Just so that you could be free,
To live your life in open safety.
Vast armies in your past,
Have breathed their last.
They fought and died far away,
There, in cold graves they all lay.
They took the shilling and went,
Wherever they were sent.
Leaving loved ones far behind,
Facing an enemy that wasn't kind.
They fought in the deserts
They fought in jungles and at sea,
They fought in the air for you and me.
They fight on still in a far off place,
In lands that treat their own in disgrace.
Everyone has a right from birth,
To live in peace upon this earth.
For this right to be given to All,
Is why those troops fight and fall.
Some come home safe from their stag,
Some come in boxes, draped with a flag.
One month from today you may have your say,
Just stand for two minutes and silently pray.
© Dave Timperley 11/10/2018
Copyright © Dave Timperley | Year Posted 2018