by John Smith Williams
Sunday, April 25, 2004
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It was the ultimate the war to end all wars. And so time passes
I heard the bands play,
saw the old troops marching by,
I saw an old Anzac with a tear in his eye,
A day full of memories, of which to be proud,
And saw those young children waving flags in the crowd,
Battles long forgotten, brought back in minds eye,
The mate ship of days now so long gone by,
The colours paraded, saluted with pride,
We remember the fallen, who lay where they died,
The years flow on by so many it seems,
That some of the memories may only be dreams,
But the absence of comrades brings it home yet,
That these are the times we should never forget,
We all fought together, in freedoms name,
A bitter experience, no it wasn’t a game,
As one after another we rallied the cause,
To what we were told, the war to end wars,
So time passes on and still there are wars,
It seems there is fighting, without any pause,
Is it no wonder we observe with regret,
And whisper the prayer, Lest We Forget.
John W 26/04/04
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|Reviewed by Anze Mofor
|I have had quite a great experience going through your works. I love your approach and intensity. It is very engaging.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Nice tribute...I don't see an end in sight as of today on the war front! So much fighting...I realize though that it is to protect our freedom, and a fight against terrorists...just wish there was a simple solution to end the violence! Enjoyed the write!
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|"lest we forget"
And to the Author of this write may I say the same.
John Smith Williams
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|You honour them with this write..a moving poem.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Lovely tribute, John. Love and peace. Regis|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|A great write of tribute, John!
~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|A tribute to the fallen, a tribute to all that fought. To forget would be our demise. To try and forget is impossible.
A wonderful work of memories. Lisa
|Reviewed by john zimmerman
|"...in the morning and in the evening
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM..."
|Reviewed by jude forese
|a very well penned remembrance ...|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Thank you for sharing . My thoughts and prayers were
with this remembrance today, and the friends I have in