Always Remember

The sacrificed soldiers that never return
From all the Worlds’ wars that have raged
Have monuments built where we can mourn
And give thanks for the lives that they have saved

Days are set aside for the Nations to recall
And honour their bravery and sacrifice made
But how many monuments to the Children that fall
Have been built for the price that they have paid

Great monuments and statues stand
Of soldiers armed in their uniform
Can never bring back a Childs’ hand
To any parent that will endlessly mourn

No monument stands to the Children killed in war
The countless dead who never come of age
To celebrate the victories that we all saw
Are never recorded on any of histories page

And now there are even more to count
Killed by the first bombs dropped on Baghdad
Enough innocent to pile into a mount
What ever the cause it is far beyond sad

How can anyone justify the slaughter of a Child
In every war at a politicians cold hand
No wonder people are driven mad and go wild
When they hear the victors band

They say that wars are justifiable
And at times they could be right
Maybe the dead Children would not appear forgettable
And a monument to them would help prevent another fight

Our leaders should be made to look upon
The corpses of the Children piled up high
Until the thought of another war is gone
And build a monument to the Children to the sky

19th August 2008

Gregory John O’Flaherty

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  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudabout 6 years ago

    Oh ! coïncidence… when I was in holidays in my home town, I photographied 3 monuments about war … not posted in Redbubble at this moment !

  • Thanks for reading pbworks….I look forward to your posts

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    This made me cry- I hope everyone here reads this, maybe it will make the warmongers think a bit. then again, it probably won’t.

  • Thanks Roy. I doubt anything would change some of the warmongers.

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Greg, This is such an amazing piece…and oh so true…Hugs, Sally xxxxoooo

  • Thanks Sally xx

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 6 years ago

    wonderful piece Greg my friend!! huggles

  • Thanks Ushna, and for the fav. Appreciate xxx

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Julialala
    Julialalaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, haunting, just amazing! Such a strong message, wonderful piece. xx

  • Thanks Julia !

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 4 years ago

    I will always remember my friend. xoxo

  • xoxoxox….. :,-(

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful words…..and a fine reminder for us all. Well done!

  • Thanks Wandi ! Much appreciated !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Sorry, Meant Wendi !!!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Camelia
    Cameliaalmost 4 years ago

    So very deep!Camelia.

  • Appreciated !!! Thanks Camelia !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

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