Coming Home

You were so young,
When you answered the call,
So many years ago,
So brave,
To volunteer,
To fight,
In a foreign land,
In what is known now,
As the Great War,
You did not deserve,
Such an early grave,
You only wanted to protect,
The rights of generations yet to come,
In your heart and soul,
You must have felt,
It was your duty,
To defend and fight,
For the freedom of your motherland,
As you sailed away,
From the granite cliffs,
Of your native Newfoundland,
Did you know?
In your heart and soul,
That you would give your life,
Without a thought,
For freedom,
On the bloodied shores of Gallipoli,
Never again in your brave young life,
Would you gaze upon?
The faces of those you loved,
A loving mother,
Torn by grief,
Of the lost of such a brave son,
Placed a tombstone,
On an empty grave,
In the cemetery,
Of the little town by the sea,
Falling to her knees,
Thanking God,
For she knew you were safely,
Home,
Forever in the arms of God.

Coming Home

Rocky Loder

Joined April 2009

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In the little town i grew up in there was a graveyard,in that graveyard there is a tombstone in memory of Kenneth Critch,as a kid one day i saw it and did not understand because i had an uncle Ken Critch who was alive,so when i asked about it, i was told this was old Ken Critch even though his age on the marker was 16,he was killed in the first world war,i do not know how old i was when i wrote this story but i know it was teen years…

I dedicate it to my great uncle,and all those that have died,fought or served, in any war ever fought on the planet,we can dislike politics of war and the beaurocratic bullshit but we cannot disrespect these brave young men and women who unselfishly give their lives…let us all never forget…

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