Retreat – Daily Prompt

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How do we remember the men we’ve lost?
How can we tell them they’re still being missed?
That every day, especially on this crisp autumn day
Their memories still linger and they’re not forgotten
That what they’ve done are truly appreciated
Would wearing poppies and lighting candles do?

Lest we forget, lest we forget

Men of valour and courage going to war
Every generation, there are some reasons
Of why men waged wars against each other
We send them there, some still boys and girls
Not knowing whether they’d still come back
The experience they’ve got, we don’t really know
And when they come back, are they still whole?
Our heroes, our loved ones, their sacrifices

Lest we forget, lest we forget

And so we remember them
We appreciate what they’ve done
To our countries and to our freedom
Wars are ugly, wars are unfair and wars are ruthless
But then they are necessary sometimes
Let’s just hope that peace and understanding come

Lest we forget, lest we forget

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On our recent trip to Barcelona, we went to Montserrat, which is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat about one hour North West from Barcelona by train.

Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking. When we arrived there, it was still very foggy and couldn’t see anything, but as the day went, the fog cleared and an astounding beauty greeted us. We walked around, enjoying the experience.

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Sailing along the river
Shiver, we two lovers!
When our feelings overflow
We met the Queen, she said hello
Like a songbird with pointed wings
The wind echoes our souls’ soft rings
White as the glimmer of a retreating sail
Terry Waite’s free, yet we can’t make bail
Some enthralled land we don’t know where
We questioned out loud: “what might live in there?”
And each place we see an experience to share
Or so it may seem, when they are unaware
We came back as happy as can be
Go forth, multiple and plunder thee

For: Retreat

Other “retreat” posts:
https://andtwobecameone.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/my-retreat/
https://aksmithoo.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/its-christmas/
https://upsdownsanddeviations.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/daily-prompt-retreat/
‘Well, So That Is That’
He Comforts

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