Poetry

Final Journey

By 16th July 2009December 9th, 2019No Comments

The darkness had awoken
When the light had left your eyes.
Though your body may be broken;
Your spirit never dies.
We will not you abandon…
You will not be alone.
To the embrace of your loved ones…
We will take you home.

Come child of our nation’s best,
Under our nation’s sky…
Forever you will be at rest…
Here in peace to lie.
On the winds of freedom fair…
Home…homeward bound to come.
Swift wings will your body bear…
When we take you home.

We will come to greet you
When your final journey starts.
With gratitude…to pay our dues…
And take you to our hearts.
Long time may the memory
Of your sacrifice be known…
Graced with honour you will be…
When we bring you home.

Kevin M Welsh

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