Memorial Thoughts (poem)

Christmas 1914

Oh silent heroes shed a final tear

For those who have forgotten how to cry

And do not dare to know the reasons why

You paid this price to guard us from our fear

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Behold the teardrops from a mother’s eye

Recalling seasons that have place them here

Still waiting for dark cloud to disappear

And for this cause no other sole must die

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Have we so lightly laid aside the pain

Of heroes hiding helpless with a gun

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In bringing home the memories of the slain

It’s there the dreams of torment have begun

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So for their gallant deeds let us all strain

To make a friend of each and everyone

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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida

Amazing...my Father fought in a number of wars and so have many members of my family...all of them came home but some part of each of them died because of what they saw. What a heartfelt tribute...hoping all is good with you Angels are on the way to you this evening ps shared pinned g+ tweeted


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Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

Profound and poignant ...yes, far too many may come home, but their minds are battle-scarred for sure. Great poem, Mh!


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bravewarrior 14 months ago from Central Florida

Wonderful, Martin! Our military are to be congratulated, thanked, respected, and held dear. Sadly, they are so mistreated and misunderstood when they come home.

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