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Happy Armistice

Post by S7 Epic on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:15 am

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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Big thanks to all those serving or who have served their country. Your sacrifice is appreciated and will never be forgotten. What you do is truly remarkable.

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Re: Happy Armistice

Post by S7 Coolhand on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:02 pm

Nice post - great poem and salute to all our soldiers!

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Re: Happy Armistice

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:43 pm

Touching Epic.
As but one Veteran among thousands --I say thank you for the kind words and the poem sir.

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