Forever Young

Forever Young

A Poem by Gee
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Repatriation of a fallen soldier

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The coffin draped in national flag
festooned with roses thrown,
mourned by the crowd that lined the way
as if he were their own.

Behind the slowly moving hearse
the family walked heads high,
for though the war had claimed his life
to them he'd never die.

Forever young this soldier,
forever young now free,
his life laid down for mankinds sake,
for justice, liberty.

Spontaneous, at first a few
but gradually one by one,
applause rang off of every hand
in gratitude to this son.

A mothers child, a brother,
a fathers pride and joy,
in military terms a man of war,
to the family still their boy.

Forever young this soldier,
forever young now free,
his life laid down for mankinds sake,
for justice ,Liberty..........



© 2017 Gee



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Wonderful. It filled me with sadness and pride at the same time. I loved it

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Gwen
This is beautiful. Truly amazing. I admire your writing. You stirred up so many emotions, I don´t even have words. Beautiful.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you, glad you approve
This is a tale of heart break and one many can relate to. I love the stanza about the mother.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you..
Beautifully done and quite meaningful to this Yank on this Independence Day holiday. Thank you.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Hope you enjoy the break and thank you. I watched the news showing many a young man repatriated. So,.. read more
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
This is an extraordinarily beautiful song of sorrow.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you kindly Ken
What a sad but exquisite tribute to yet another dead soldier.

'Behind the slowly moving hearse
the family walked heads high,
for though the war had claimed his life
to them he'd never die.'

Your posts vary from extreme craziness to such deeply moving words, and for me, the latter are the finest. Your heart ticks pretty loudly here, perhaps silently begging readers never to forget. Believe me, they won't. Must not. Should not.

Have written similar cos living not far from Wootton Bassett, have driven over to stand tribute for the many hearses slowly passing through the village after repatriation to their home country. The streets have always been lined with people of old ages, all backgrounds and faiths. Heartbreaking,

'in military terms a man of war, - to the family still their boy. '

Posted 4 Months Ago


emmajoy

4 Months Ago

Wonder how many have said that.. think of WW1..
Gee

4 Months Ago

There's many a name etched in stone that would have hoped but unfortunately got the call.
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

Nodding...
I have been to many Military funerals. Three were long time friends.
"Forever young this soldier,
forever young,now free,
his life laid down for mankinds sake,
for justice ,Liberty.......... "
The above lines are spoken and become less valuable when a dead friend and soldiers is at his final place. Wars keep a-coming and peace is rarely spoken. I was part of organizing the Fort Hood Vietnam Vets. Was a sad and destine place with 2000 Vietnam vets. Most homeless and confused. I'm tire of war and I do not my children to be like me. Knowing no real peace in my lifetime for our world. I pray daily. No more useless wars. Thank you Gee for sharing the powerful poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

They'll keep coming as long as man has greed, ego and religion. Thank you Coyote
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are right. War had become part of this world. Acceptable without question.
So many forever young, lived and died in horror, so that we may not know the horror they did. A beautiful epitaph Gee.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Nemo
it will always break our hearts eh!? always ... :(

E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Indeed,over and over and over........Thank you
Sad and poignant words Gee. Some give their all so we don't have to see the true horror of war.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Either very brave or very naive when signing up.Have got the utmost respect for them all.Thank you

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Added on May 26, 2015
Last Updated on April 17, 2017
Tags: Death, loss, mother, father, war

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Gee
Gee

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom



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