Lest we forget…

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Lake of the Isles” by Anni Liu: arrive, wearing, scraps, grief, name, stick, bare, courageous, join, strange, creatures, drink

Courageously fighting for our freedom

Cadency and joining other creatures

Gratefully we remember what they have done

Namely wearing poppies and some other features

Best to remember their names and grieve

Blessed are they and let’s drink in their honour

Zest for the freedom they were fighting for

Lest we forget and giving them medals of honour*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

*A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcbdefe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme.

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

Time was precious and neither one forgot

A brief preface to a story not every one forgot

The bravery of the soldiers in the midst of sorrow

Atonement in every crevice neither one forgot

Billowing smoke and artillery of the war

It could effuse gas and dirt and no one forgot

Shoulders to shoulders they stood

Still ever so gracious neither one forgot

No twist in the story as Ladylee remembered

No need to reface the story neither one forgot**

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

**A Ghazal

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/11/09/wqw-43-honoring-those-who-protected-lives/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/10/whirligig-394.html


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