I Remember

I remember a world where doors were never locked
and your neighbour was your friend.
Where war was something we swore
never, ever again.
I remember young men and women
able to grow old.
And no need for sombre standing
in Death’s bitter cold.

I remember that war makes no heroes
under God’s infinite skies.
And no victor is there in battle
to widely open eyes.
I remember the children crying
upon hearing such sad news.
When a father or mother in dying
renders pointless win or lose.

I remember those who have fought and died
and those who still live on.
I remember a sense of freedom
rising with the dawn.
I remember now, that little thing
I really wanted to say:
Pray for peace, if you truly want to honor
this Remembrance Day.

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