Poetry

BE GENTLE WITH THE WARRIOR

By 25th October 2007December 9th, 2019No Comments

Let not the sands of time erase our memory

Of those lost through the darkness of others

Who following a false belief

Plunge into the depths of denial

At the acts committed for their cause

Stand tall

Be counted

Raise the flag of democracy

Love and light

Support the heroes

For when they return

Support is their need for justification

Of the banner they followed

Do not berate

For hearts speak louder than drums

Beaten for the wrong reason

When truth is followed

The path is straight

That others may follow

In the footsteps of the enlightened

Be gentle with the warrior

Who gave his life

Then and now

To the war machine

So that you might stand

With placard in hand

Fearing no repercussion

Ending in death

See not the faces of the worn

By the flame in their eyes

Still burning with the belief in their nation

Do not extinguish it

With fraises of false accusations

Those that fight need no such politics

For they gave their all for those they love

For a chance

To feel the wind of freedom

On the faces of the children

Who come after them

Knowing they gave what others could not

And in the giving

Freed us all

Anne-Marie Spittle

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