Poetry

I Weep For You Another’s Son

By 14th May 2010December 9th, 2019No Comments

I weep for you another’s son
Who fought with death under a hot dessert sun
and lost the battle that an IED finally won

I weep for you another’s son
For the troubles that your young eyes have daily seen
For the difficult situations in which you have been

I weep for you another’s son
Who returns in a coffin his duty now finally done
For we will never now know all that you would have become

I weep for you another’s son
As I share with your family both their sorrow and tears
As I try to imagine what may be their greatest fears
of how will they live without your in future years

I weep for you another’s son
As we bury you with honours your dues to the Crown now fully paid
As in the hands of your family a Queen Elizabeth medal is laid
And alongside your simple gravestone our tender tributes are said

I weep for you another’s son
For I too have a boy that was of your years
Who I will now treasure throughout the years
And pray that for him I will not shed these same tears

Lorraine England

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