Re­mem­ber Them

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - By Pam Be­van

Re­mem­ber them on the bat­tle­field That saw too high a tragic cost And as the bu­glers notes arise We shed tears at he­roes lost Re­mem­ber them amid dirt and grime The wounded and the dead The hor­ror of the bombs and smoke Shrill bul­lets through the head Re­mem­ber them in trenches cold The whine of ri­fle fire, and roar The bru­tal shells; and groan­ing tanks The mis­ery of war Re­mem­ber them on stretch­ers bled The ca­su­al­ties that came As ma­chine guns rat­tled on, and on And bay­o­nets wound and maim Re­mem­ber them as air­craft bombs Oblit­er­ated all the ground Of tor­pe­does launched, shat­tered souls And com­rades dead they found Re­mem­ber them that fought so fierce De­ter­mined not to be out-won And through sheer guts and gal­lantry The mil­i­tary achieve­ment they all won And the an­gels cried a mil­lion tears At the slaugh­ter like a sea Of scat­tered bod­ies, of those that Made, an im­por­tant place in his­tory Re­mem­ber them as we sadly stand And watch the flag flap at half mast And salute brave men so youth­ful lost From the decades of the past Re­mem­ber them as the sun sets gold That died with such for­ti­tude; and zest And like stars at night, and sparkling seas With God, they will for­ever; be at rest. Lest We For­get

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