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For Remembrance Day

Submitted by Jean Kline in the 18+ category

In our old minds the memories flow

Of world wars fought, so long ago.

Sorrow and loss and so much pain

For winning and freedom all to gain

Wars were fought with brains and brawn

Many left were so forlorn

Letters found and parcels lost

Precious songs bring tears to most

Wars a mixture so profound

Of siblings lost and sweethearts found

Lives sacrificed and bodies maimed

Hope for home their fighting aimed.

In apathy we should refrain

For men’s and women’s lives were slain.

Our gratitude lives in us still

Life, quality and what a thrill!

By land, sea, air and conditions rough

They fought for peace and hope and love.