Remembrance Day: A Tribute To Our Brave Soldiers…

Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day is a memorial day which has been observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War. It is the day when we remember the soldiers who have given their life in the line of duty.

The Cenotaph, Whitehall (London)

The Cenotaph, Whitehall (London)

I wrote this poem as tribute to our brave soldiers…

Lest We Forget

Two minutes silence marks your death
as we the nation remember
your sacrifice, with respect.
The silence echoes our private grief
while we the nation mourn our heroes.

Heroes, born to die in far away places
in battles old and new.
Haunting bugles lament your loss
while the Big Guns, salute you.
And we the nation remember
as we find solace in our thoughts.

Red poppies of Flander’s Field
their seeds from death and blood, reborn.
While we the nation wear with pride
our medal of respect.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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6 responses to “Remembrance Day: A Tribute To Our Brave Soldiers…

  1. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month is a time for a silent remembrance for this army brat too: thank you for your thoughts and words . . . lest we forget . . .

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  2. Lovely poem Carole. Sadly humankind hasn’t yet learned from all the wars and loss …

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  3. Carole can I put this on my poetry blog.

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  4. Pingback: Reflections on the Great War #2 | From guestwriters

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