Big thank you from

Remembrance Day (Lest we Forget)

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast
And he sat around the Legion
Telling stories of the past

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke

But we'll hear his tales no longer
For old Bob has passed away
And the world's a little poorer
For a soldier died today

He won't be mourned by many
Just his children and his wife
For he lived an ordinary
Very quiet sort of life

He held a job and raised a family
Going quietly on his way
And the World won't note his passing,
that a soldier died today.

When Politicians leave this earth
Their bodies lie in state
While thousands note their passing
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a soldier
Goes unnoticed and unsung

Is the greatest contribution
For the welfare of our land
someone who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life

The Politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives
Are often disproportionate
To the service that he gives

While the ordinary Soldier
Who offered up his all
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension though small

It is not the politician
With their compromise and ploys
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys

Should you find yourself in danger
With your enemies at hand
Would you really want some cop out
With his ever waffling stand

Or would you want a Soldier
His home, his country, his kin
Just a common Soldier
Who would fight to the end.?

He was jus a common soldier
And his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again

For when countries are in conflict
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the Politicians start

If we cannot do him honour
While he's to hear the praise
Then at least it's give him homage
At the ending of his days

Perhaps just simple headline
In the paper that might say