A sol­dier’s grave

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Letters -

So peace­ful it is be­side your grave Only sand­stone and grass mark

where you lay Your head­stone reads you fought

in the war Leav­ing your home for­ever more Whose fam­ily grieved for their

much-loved son Who never lived past 21 Were you all alone when you copped

the bul­let Did you feel the pain as your body took it Were your last thoughts of the ones

at home Of your Mother and Fa­ther left all alone I hear the sound of the last post played And see old men march in the

An­zac Pa­rade Their tor­tur­ous mem­o­ries we can­not bear It’s only those who fought who can share So many lives lost, so many sons Now lie in the ground, their war is done At the go­ing down of the sun we re­mem­ber them Aus­tralia’s finest and bravest of men Roslyn Day-an­der­son, Seven Hills, NSW

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