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A Thought From The Fallen

Read Peter's poem ahead of Remembrance Day 2017.

A Thought From The Fallen

by Peter, WWTW Beneficiary


You don’t have to cry or weep

Or kneel beside our grave

All we ask is ‘remember us’

And everything we gave

We battled for your liberty

And fought for what was right

We died to give you freedom

And the peace to sleep at night

Now our faces are faded

In the pictures that you’ve kept

Creased and stained with tears

Where mothers and children wept

In stone our names are carved

In books and films our deeds recorded

All we are is in old boxes

Of letters sent and medals awarded

So once a year a little time

Just two minutes in November

It’s not a lot of time to ask of you

To stand silent and remember