Epitaph

Mierlo War Cemetery, Mierlo, The Netherlands -...

Mierlo War Cemetery, Mierlo, The Netherlands – Commonwealth War Graves Commission Entrance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I weep not for my fallen friends
I know I’ll join them once again
When life has lost me to the veil
We’ll gather, walking on the trail

I’ll raise a glass to see them true
As all our friendships we’ll renew
This war is but a blemish on
The shining faces of these sons

In other lifetimes we’ll be free
Inheritance of liberty
For these great goods my friends here fell
And their true honour I will tell

When I am old I’ll slip this world
To greater love my soul unfurled
I weep not for my fallen friends
I know I’ll join them once again

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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10 Responses to Epitaph

  1. I have always liked the idea of ‘raising a glass’ to fallen comrades. Well done Helen, enjoyed this one.

  2. Your words are beautiful……stirs my soul. Thank you.

  3. stunning words Helen – let’s all raise a glass 🙂

  4. Skye says:

    Yes, let us all raise a glass. Wonderful, Helen! Truly!! 🙂

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