Remember: 1914-1918

Posted at 20:51pm on 10th November 2018

Peace, not war, the desire of our hearts

Is, sadly, not always our choice.

When opinion divides and appeasement departs

Our foes have the loudest voice.

 

And so it was, in nineteen fourteen

When Ferdinand drew his last breath,

And the Central Powers set the scene

For the horrors of carnage and death.

 

Global conflict, for four long years,

Took its toll on our soldiers, so brave.

Whilst those at home knew well their fears

Facing death and an early grave.

 

By the time the Allied Forces held power

Sixteen million people lay dead.

Men, women and youths

who, cometh the hour,

Would never return to their bed.

 

And thus it is, a hundred years on

We remember them all with such sorrow

And pray that the peace they sought and won

Might live on beyond each tomorrow.

 

© Mel Menzies 5th November, 2018

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