I hate war, despise it but once, in a time long past it was unavoidable. The men and women who died in WW1 deserve our thanks and our respect.
And each of them, who came from afar
To fight here in this bloody awful war
To die in trenches, washed in hero’s blood
The men and women who sacrificed, for the common good.
Remember them today, on the eleventh hour
And wear with pride the blood red flower
Poppy that rose from each forgotten grave
To mark for us, the resting place of the brave.
© Dave Kavanagh @ daithiocaomanaigh.com