Remember Me

by Paul Hirst   Oct 13, 2017

When the guns fall silent
when the last shots fired
when sailors sleep in salty graves
and the last brigade retires
Remember Me

When the men turn for home
shattered maimed and torn
and on allotments and bomb sites
burn bloodied khaki worn
Remember Me

When the poppies and skylarks once more
to Flanders return and silence drowns the
screams of men who fell shredded bloodied burned
Remember Me

Once a soldier son and husband
on this battleground I stood
now sleeping here for eternity
bones lost in the deep mud

So dear hearts when you look up
to the mantel and my picture see
say a prayer for my soul and please
Remember Me


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  • 3 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I think this is a wonderful piece that really captures the emotion and feeling of those lost at war. We should never forget the atrocities committed or the sacrifices made so that we could live in freedom. Most of the lives lost were young men just setting out in life. Its in poetry such as this that we can remember and pay tribute to them. A thought provoking and much needed reminder. Milly x

  • 4 years ago

    by Risqué

    Very powerful Paul.
    Thank you for posting.