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Remember me

Monday, November 04, 2013

A poem for Armistice Day

Remember Me
(The voice of the dead)

Remember me
Duty called and I went to war
Though I'd never fired a gun before
I paid the price for your new day
As all my dreams were blown away

Remember me
We all stood true as whistles blew
And faced the shell and stench of Hell
Now battle's done, there is no sound
Our bones decay beneath the ground
We cannot see, or smell, or hear
There is no death, or hope or fear

Remember me
Once we, like you, would laugh and talk
And run and walk and do the things that you all do
But now we lie in rows so neat
Beneath the soil, beneath your feet

Remember me
In mud and gore and the blood of war
We fought and fell and move no more
Remember me, I am not dead
I'm just a voice within your head

Harry Riley


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Remembrance Day is very highly thought of here in Australia

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STESSOUTCHICK2 11/4/2013 10:36PM

    Great! Hugs

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HEALTHY4ME 11/4/2013 5:00PM

    Bev I am Canadian and would love to share that poem on FB so my dad and hubby can see it along with others. I will include the writers name, just wanted to make sure if it was okay. Thank

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/4/2013 4:56PM

    Thank you Bev ,so few people do remember any more , it is just a holiday.Thank you for being thoughtful enough to remember and to remember that they were young once like so many others they gave it all for us.

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ALICIA214 11/4/2013 3:23PM



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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/4/2013 2:42PM

    good to remember the brave ones Bev, thanks for the reminder. Victoria emoticon

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LODESTONE 11/4/2013 2:38PM

    Thank you, Bev. Good reminder to remember those that gave their lives for freedom.

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