In days and months and years to come,
remember all the fallen sons.
The fathers, brothers, sisters too,
who gave their lives for me and you.
Let not the sacrifice be for nought,
through all the ‘bloody’ wars they fought.
Let’s live in peace and bend a knee,
to pray for love and harmony.
Recall the crosses row by row,
in foreign fields where poppies grow.
The blood of Nations marking well,
the places where the heroes fell.
Let’s pledge ourselves and try our best,
to ‘keep the faith’ with those who ‘rest’,
to make the world a better place,
for all peoples of the human race.
Paul Tunstill 11/11/2017