by Bob retired
A memorial to commemorate a battle won, and remember those who died for the victory.
A memorial to soldiers, just stone, cement and brass,
Stands alone on Three Mile Hill, seen by all who pass.
A reminder of those who died, in wars they did not start,
To preserve our homeland’s freedom, they chose to play their part.
Wars won’t solve the problems, the old ones still remain,
How long before they rise, and we are at war again?
More youngsters to the frontline, more bodies sent back home,
More mothers crying grieving tears, more young wives left alone.
I honour all our servicemen and admire their stoic strength
I pray for peaceful lifestyles, always hopeful that at length,
All governments will show faith, with reason and respect
And care for all their people, the ones they should protect.
Memorials remind us of all our failings in the past
I hope our world finds peace, before I breathe my last.