Lest We Forget…Remembrance Day

Poppies cover the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. photo by Vince Versace
Poppies cover the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. photo by Vince Versace, 2004

 Photos of the Fallen 

 

Their faces flash by, some look like boys,

Their ages hit home, all so young, how’s this right?

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare

 

  

Fated to gods of war, their families wait hands clasped, 

Not my boy, not my son, they are so strong, they’ll come home

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare

 

He could be my neighbour; this other one could be my friend

Instead, a solemn 401 caravan rolls by and we salute goodbye

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare

 

Little girls with no dad to tuck them in

Little boys with no dad to take them to the rink

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare

 

A soldier’s wife reaches out in the night,

He is gone, she is alone, Why her man? Why this war?

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare

 

A world away they fight, a world away they try to survive

Do no forget I am there, their photos say – do not forget my life

Some smile, some look tense, others just merely stare 

 

Vince Versace

 

Remeber all the fallen today, their sacrifices are beyond anything we could imagine. photo by Vince Versace, 2004.
Remember all the fallen today, their sacrifices are beyond anything we could imagine. photo by Vince Versace, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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