Sunday, 11 November 2012

Ode to Fallen Heroes

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Ode to Fallen Heroes

Their ranks did not sway
like rows of wheat.
They did all our nation asked
and then; gave more.

They that were so brave,
faced the onslaught,
like poppies in a storm;
resilient to the end.

We that survive them
owe a debt we cannot pay,
save to enjoy the freedoms;
each and every day.

If you see a scarlet flash;
on hedgerow, field, or path
pause a while, give thanks
and their memory will last.

John Carré Buchanan
23 October 2011

1 comments:

  1. So true. We must never forget what those soldiers did for us to have all the freedoms that exist today. How many of us would give our lives for them? I wonder just how many people stopped for silence on that day of remembrance. We must continue to teach our children, and their children about these great men.
    Lovely post John.



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