Here Sleeps The Soldier

Here sleeps the soldier

On this beach

Bathed with the blood and dreams

Of young men

Who lived only for the adventure, the duty, the belief

And died for …

*****

First tour of duty

First step on a foreign shore

First time he’d raised a gun

First time he gave his life

For the adventure, the duty, the belief

*****

And that boy who had yet to live

Did he fire his first shot

His first bullet against tyranny

That soared on the breath of his fear

To be delivered with belief

*****

To the soldier

Who also sleeps

On a beach bathed with blood and dreams

Of young men

Who lived only for the adventure, the duty, the belief

And died for…

 

A poem reposted for ANZAC day for the soldiers who sacrificed so much for us all.Β  “Lest we Forget”

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5 thoughts on “Here Sleeps The Soldier

  1. Well for some reason, I the like won’t work for me and I hope I can leave a comment. I’m pretty sure it’s a problem on my end not years. I just discovered Mangrove and couldn’t leave a comment there either …

    This is a wonderful homage.

    P.S.: a great photo of you with the pups. “Like” πŸ™‚

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