By Bob Scott
Bob Scott. Copyright April 2014.
If you would like to get in contact with Bob click here and we will forward your message to him
THE VETERANíS PRAYER.
Weep not for me for I am gone my soul rests in Peace
My pain has long since gone, no longer am I at unrest
So I suffer no more. Plant a Rose
That say Peace and remember me in your Heart
But!! Spare a thought for those left behind,
With tormented souls for it is many of those who carry my pain
And that of many of their Comrades too
For them! It is much more untold pain they do suffer
That pain that Man should never carry such Burden
When often we ask what you did in the wars past
As in silence they never reply, but look gently
Into that kindly! But contorted face of sorrow past
As if hiding behind a mask
While we lay here in neat row after row
We lay in silence! For we are dead
We cannot shed light on our Brotherís suffering
So be Gentle with them, when you ask a Veteran
What did you do in the war?
He is mute and cannot speak as he wrestle with his soul
So do not forget the dead as they are at Peace their tour of duty over!
But the living they have left behind the Battlefield
War is never over, it goes on within their soul
So be gentle with them and one day, they just might share their thoughts.