A poem for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, established a long time ago

To honour the fallen, to let new generations know

The sacrifices made, and so many lives paid.

Our freedom won in wars under the sun and dark night raid.

 

Again and again people have offered their lives

to protect and ensure others survive.

As we remember actions of the dead and the brave,

Practice diligence for peace of the world to save.

 

Too many lives are lost.

Evil demands too high a cost.

Absence of love allows evil to grow

So let us make sure love will flow.

 

Respect ones who have gone before.

Care for each other, seek justice for more.

Remember past lives given, by living for peace

And walk with compassion ‘til wars finally cease.

 

Trudy Davies

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

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