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Remembrance Poem

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grannyactivist Sat 26-Oct-19 23:06:47

Someone just sent me this and I am undone: respect to Joshua for a beautifully written poem.

Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day. An hour later (without any help) he produced this.

One Thousand Men Are Walking

One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men

Joshua Dyer 2019 (aged 14)

tanith Sun 27-Oct-19 07:31:38

That is beautiful thank you for sharing .

Auntieflo Sun 27-Oct-19 08:12:49

Grannyactivist thank you. I shall print it out.

suzette1613 Fri 01-Nov-19 09:39:28

Oh, what a beautiful moving poem!

Thank you grannyactivist (and Joshua).

JessK Fri 01-Nov-19 10:04:06

Beautiful and insightful for someone so young. Thank you for sharing.

callgirl1 Fri 01-Nov-19 17:44:06


grannyactivist Thu 11-Nov-21 09:52:57

I first posted this poem two years ago, but thought I’d post again today - this week is such a mixture of sadness and joy. My grandson has felt unable to attend school today as, for the first time, he’s feeling overwhelmed by the occasion (his dad was KIA in Afghanistan).

I also have a granddaughter who’s three today and will celebrate with a party on Sunday - a counterpoint to the sadness the whose family feels at this time.

grannyactivist Thu 11-Nov-21 09:53:46

The whole family feels.