The Wind will Never Forget

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
WW1 Remembrance. Lest we forget

Submitted: November 09, 2012

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Submitted: November 09, 2012




The tears of life now sleep with them


the guns have found their silence.


These fields of war are now in peace,


only the poppies remain




These red petals that cover this land


with remembrance of yesterday,


of the suffering and pain,


for our lads have passed this way.




These brave boys


Who bore their innocence


to this thing we call war


who renounced their gift of life for us




Strangers to you and me


yet more dearer to our souls than family


for here lies the cross of Jesus


the pain of everyman




That sacrifice that only youth can give


their epitaph is our peace


The rose of England bows its head


in reverence and humbled grace


and may god bless all of them




For our boys were the roses


that flowered in every village


the Jack’s and Jimmie’s


the Tom’s and the Bert’s


No more footsteps for mother to hear


their laughter stolen by the wind


all quiet now in village square




But on a wall in a foreign land


their names are lovingly remembered.


Grandchildren shout their names with pride


for they are the seeds of England


 this immortal rose cannot die


for they were beautiful




And we who are alive


you who take the time to stop


who bow your heads in silence


will feel their pain




Feel the pain of Nations grief


as the petals fall from above


and we will remember life


for life is what they gave to us




The poppies that grow in Flanders field


are reminders of those who have no grave


and our tears will remember them too.


We who live in freedom,


because of them, because of them.




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