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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Rememberance Sunday

The news is spread far and wide
Another comrade has sadly died
A sunset vigil upon the sand
As a soldier leaves this foreign land

We stand alone, and yet as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We’ve all gathered to say goodbye
To our fallen comrade who’s set to fly

The eulogy’s read about their life
Sometimes with words from pals or wife
We all know when the CO’s done
What kind of soldier they’d become 

The padre then calls us all to pray
The bugler has Last Post to play
The cannon roars and belches flame
We will recall, with pride, their name

A minute’s silence stood in place
As tears roll down the hardest face
deafening silence fills the air
With each of us in personal prayer

Reveille sounds and the parade is done
The hero remembered, forgotten by none
They leave to start the journey back
In a coffin draped in the Union Jack

Sgt Andy McFarlane, 2009.

Lest we forget



  1. Lovely artwork very fitting for such a moving poem x

  2. I have shared this beautiful card with its poem on facebook.

  3. This card works with the poem as a perfect tribute to those lost. May I share too? xx

  4. Just Beautiful. Artwork and poem.

  5. Stunning creation Rae and that poem is fabulous and so poignant.

    Linda xxx