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.