Our Soldiers – Remembrance Day
This is a poem for Remembrance Day, to honour our soldiers – may we always remember them.
I look at the leaves
on all the trees
stained scarlet red
then I look down
at the ground
and see them brown and dead.
I think of our soldiers
fighting for us
all day, every day
with no rest until there’s peace
I remember my family
the members I lost
among the brave and fallen
now in an eternal sleep.
I think of the ones I don’t know
and the ones I do
more of them dead than alive
it’s sad but true.
Today is the day we remember
the day we all unite
in remembrance of our soldiers
to mark their plight.
Today is the day we come together
our silence proud and strong
as we think of our soldiers
our thoughts and feelings as one.
Today is the day I close my eyes
and let my prayers be known
for our soldiers fallen but not forgotten
and the ones who will someday be marching home.
Our love and faith will never wane
for as long as we live, for as long as they die
in our memories they will remain
in our hearts they will stay alive.