by Dr M C Gupta
At the grave of the unknown soldier
Serene Silence all around,
Gentle wind, rustling of leaves,
Cuckoo calls in the distance,
As one respectfully grieves
At the Unknown Soldierâ€™s grave,
In the war cemetery,
Solemn memorial to
Those who died for their country.
They fought a war to bring peace.
They died to save othersâ€™ life.
They sacrificed their comfort
To save others from the strife.
As they fell they wrought havoc
With their gun and with their lance.
Their souls witnessed in the field
A veritable death dance.
Now in Mother Natureâ€™s lap,
They are lulled to gentle sleep.
Harken, visitor, take care,
Be proud of them, but donâ€™t weep.
* Written in abcb 7-7-7-7 format
* â€śSpecial Honourable Mentionâ€ť award in the "HONORING OUR VETERANS " , â€śHonoring Our Veterans!â€ť contest, April 2007
M C Gupta
30 May 2005