FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

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Vic Jefferies
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FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

Post by Vic Jefferies » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:13 pm

FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

Their names are not recorded
and you'll find no trace at all
of the story of their struggle
engraved on a marble wall.

No statues stand erected
with gilt emblazoned stone,
to commemorate the sacrifice
of those who served alone.

No medals or decorations
were awarded for them to wear
and never has this nation
proclaimed it does truly care:

For the parents and the children,
the loved ones and the wives,
doomed by war's insanity
to suffer lonely lives.

For when the fighting finished
and peace again was won,
there was no truce declared for them -
their battle had just begun.

So when we bow our heads,
come next Anzac Day,
perhaps we might remember too,
those who fight on still today.


Vic Jefferies.
(Copyright V. Jefferies, 2001.)

Duncan Williams
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Re: FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

Post by Duncan Williams » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:20 pm

Very true Vic, even the service men that returned back home after the war, took a few years to get back to normal.

thanks for sharing. Duncan.

Vic Jefferies
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Re: FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

Post by Vic Jefferies » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:11 pm

Thank you Duncan.

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