Sunday, November 11, 2007

We hopefully will never know, and We can Never Forget.

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms


Blogger RedFridayGirl said...

You brought tears to my eyes for a second time today. I attended a ceremony in Halifax this morning with many veterans heard there stories and paid my respect. I was surprised to only see one military member in attendance. To be honest it broke my heart.

Today I remember those who have and are and will serve our country. To all the military members past present and future thank you. My heart and soul goes out to you and your families

November 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger BottleBlonde said...

I think this is the most beautiful poem I've ever read. You are talented, Rex. Very talented.

And I'm with redfridaygirl. Every single veteran has my gratitude and my heart.

November 11, 2007 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Rex Venom said...

Red - You have a big heart, dear. Personally, I sort of do my Rememberance thing all year round. I dislike having one day that is special for something. Like, say, mothers day. You should thank your ma everyday! ha! Same thing here, for me.

BottleBlonde - Damn. I hate to admit it, but I didn't write this one. It is the lyrics form the song Brothers In Arms, by the Dire Straights. Excellent song. Sends shivers up your spine. Give it a listen.

November 12, 2007 at 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never forget!

great words/song

November 12, 2007 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger RedFridayGirl said...

Rex you are right and i think that i pay my respect EVERYDAY to those who have and will and are serving.. HENSE the Red Fridays... Hugs..

November 12, 2007 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Rex Venom said...

CG - You know it!

Red - I would have to say that you are one of the most outspoken and supportive people I know!

November 12, 2007 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger RedFridayGirl said...

Is that a good thing or a bad thing??

November 13, 2007 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Great post Rex
u must join

November 13, 2007 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger TK Kerouac said...

Great post...
I'm trying to figure out which is your main blog

November 13, 2007 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes it is man's folly that there should be death and war and conflicts that snuff the lives of so many fine young men whose only fault is to obey the whimsical caprices of world leaders. May man find the road to peace, understanding and harmony and the knowledge to resolve all conflicts via peaceful means. Very moving piece of poetry. Thanks for the powerful post. Have a nice day. God bless.

November 14, 2007 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Mel is from WUB

November 14, 2007 at 6:17 PM  

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