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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:59 pm

MEDALS

Hell, who cares for those old men at the Legion bar,
That talk so silly of past wars fought afar?
They all sound like heroes as they display a scar
And who doff their medals most look like a star!
Well, who cares for their medals and silly talk,
And what's so important on November 11th at eleven o'clock?
When they march in silence to that flag draped rock,
And bow their heads for two minutes, like sheep in a flock.
If you had seen them in battle, they were young then too,
Who went in large numbers and returned so few;
You'd know that the prayers for the dead of their crew,
Are not for old men with medals, but for kids just like you!
Their medals, scars and silly talk
and even their prayers at that flag draped rock,
Are something no one ever mock
it's the price they paid for no shackles or lock!
So, maybe now, you'll give second thought
to the fact they cared, that's why they fought
but even if your cares they did not earn, for they were never sought-
their lives and scars are what they paid for the liberty we've got!

Written and Dedicated by W.D. Manners 1925-2003
In memory of Flying Officer FRANK THORBURN MANNERS who died Sept 27, 1943



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Re: Today

Post by Kiya » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:19 am

Lovely & so true
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