Ave Atque Vale (Hail and Farewell)

Who will remember

The ones who have died

Lying forgotten

Beneath darkened skies

 

 

Dead in the name

Of their leader and land

Their lives so transient

Like words in the sand

 

 

For the ones who come after

Their memories will last

A prophesy of the future

A ghost from the past

 

 

Killed in action

Their names will remain

Hidden in the shadows

A remembrance of pain

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ave Atque Vale (Hail and Farewell)

  1. Agree with this one! Today is Remembrance Day in Britain, but I think a lot of people just feel it’s all a show now, that they are not truly remembered at all. Like you said, ‘Their names will remain Hidden in the shadows’ a well written poem!
    Suzy 🙂

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