Bury me softly In words of love Sweet caresses And butterfly kisses Hold me gently In arms as tender As angels wings And soft summer breezes See me openly With your eyes so deep Look into the very depths Of my aching soul Remember me In carefree dreams And quiet coffee breaks In seaside cafes Bury me in memories Away from the ravages Of the thief We know as time
I honour of all military personnel – past and presently serving and for all those who gave their lives in conflicts around the world – away from home, family and friends. Lest we forget.
Sight down the barrel.
Friend and foe,
Watch them go.
Salute the front,
Honour the past.
Be always your best,
Decorate your chest.
Question your life,
Don’t question the order.
Safety off –
Aim and fire.
Removing his slippers
He stepped barefooted onto the smooth pebbles.
Moving slowly, he stooped occasionally,
Careful to collect every fallen, red maple leaf –
Then, using the bamboo rake
He carefully made the patterns she’d loved.
Sitting on a low wooden bench
He now drank his tea and remembered.