Because they lived
Because they lived and chose to fight
In a war on foreign land
We have the freedom and the right
To choose where we can stand
They gave to us their tomorrow
For a future they would never see
They lived in a time of needless sorrow
Their sacrifice given for you and me
Remember them with respect, as they lay still
Under the fields where the poppies grow
For, from their courage and their strength of will
They gave to us the world we know
©Jenny M L
This is just one of over 250 poems I have written. The Poem Index gives a full list of all of the poems you can find on this site. Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages:
Poetic Thoughts – For reflection and contemplation.
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, of rivers and raindrops.
Animals and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Of those we have lost. (Some have been read at funerals)
Sadness and despair – Those sad moments that we sometimes have to face
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