Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lest We Forget and a Debt Unpaid

Lest We Forget

I remember reading history
Like stories in a book
Of men who went to war
Soldiers giving their young lives
To save us from the multi-hordes
Who sought to overcome us
And take our way of life
They were words on pages
Until my father spoke
Of sacrifices his brother made
To save us from the enemies harm
The lonely boy, his mother busy
Working hard for the war effort
Long hours his mother toiled
Positioning airplane rivets
In the planes design
The time and skill his sister gave
Nursing soldiers in the field
I saw the pain they suffered
Their faces lines revealed

The pride of their duties too
The trials they went through
My father's words brought all alive
As he told me of his brother’s death
His mother’s grief and then her joy
When his brother was resurrected
The pain he felt for others
Who would never come home

It gave me pause to think
And thank the soldiers
Who fought so hard
To save our country
From all the enemies’ harm
Thank you seems not enough
But it’s all I can say
As the sun goes down 
And the taps do play
Thank you soldiers
We remember your sacrifice

A Debt Unpaid

Your eyes bright, shiny and new
You heard the cry, the battle song
The proud, the brave, the few
The trip was quick, the journey long
As the battle raged on, and on
You endured much and became wan
You suffered weather, land, friend, and foe
Still you moved forward, a tough battle to hoe
Your decisions made by faceless men
No compromise did they send
You did your duty and sought to win the war
As all around you the casualties began to soar
Many soldiers paid, a considerable sum
That we might breathe the air of freedom
You laid down your young lives
So we could have no battle and strife
We honour you because you fought
For the peace we sought
Your country owes you greatly
We should honour you most stately
Your sacrifice we can never repay
So we honour you this and everyday
We remember, let the memory never fade
That we owe a debt, never ever repaid.

©Sheilagh Lee November 9, 2012


  1. The sentiment and memories here are honorable, noble. We should each recall and respect in such a way. One suggestion... your words are wonderful on their own. I would get rid of all those commas. Just MHO, to take or leave.

  2. My great uncle fought in the first War To End All Wars (he lost his leg as a POW) and my father fought in the one after that. As a kid, I just enjoyed hearing the stories. As an adult, I came to appreciate the sacrifice.

  3. I felt the same.Thanks for reading Michael.