We shall never forget.

They lie not in that empty grave
Beneath the foreign sod.
They do not lie forgotten
In that cold, and desolate Land of Nod.

Soldier Boy … Solider Boy,
The trumpets blast, and blare;
And wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph,
To show … that we still care.

But … there’s a greater love than Man’s
Who knows the price you paid.
He spared you the indignity,
And lifted you from that cold, cold grave.

He created a Great Celestial Shrine,
And the moment it was done …
With a gentle hand, placed the Valiant heart,
Of each dear Mother’s son.

Soldier Boy … Solider Boy,
Under Dutch blue skies,
The gentle Breeze of Holland …
Kiss your grave … as they pass by.

Written by  Earl Doucette

I could not find anything about Earl Doucette apart from the fact that he was Canadian.

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This  is a beautiful poem. It speaks of God, whatever name  you give him/her, lifting all the dead soldiers from their cold or hot and bloodied graves all over the world and  in all times past and future and even present. He takes  them to Heaven ..whatever name you have for heaven. It is a comfort to us all, for the violent deaths and hurried burials that soldiers on the battle theatres  of war received. It troubles us all and so we have these poems to salve our consciences and please our tender souls .

We all have Remembrance Days but this is a way of saying they got a greater remembrance. I shall say no more you have all heard my feelings on War .

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 10:04:51

    πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œ

    Reply

  2. Athira
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 10:47:53

    I never forget the above lines tooπŸ‘πŸ»

    Reply

  3. beth
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 11:23:45

    ❀️

    Reply

  4. johncoyote
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 12:27:31

    I saw the European WW2 graveyards. I wish the new the new generation would learn. Freedom cost everything for many brave men and women. Don’t give away our freedom away. Thank you dear friend for sharing the post.

    Reply

  5. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 14:31:34

    It is good to keep them in our memories.

    Reply

  6. rugby843
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 15:20:46

    My thoughts remember.

    Reply

  7. Jen Goldie
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 18:00:14

    ❀

    Reply

  8. pensitivity101
    Nov 08, 2020 @ 20:39:33

    Wonderful post. ❀

    Reply

  9. Marleen
    Nov 09, 2020 @ 03:36:06

    That’s some beautiful horn playing and beautiful imagery in memory.

    Reply

  10. Chel Owens
    Nov 09, 2020 @ 05:19:13

    Excellent. Thank you, Willow.

    Reply

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