Lest Someone Forgets

lest we forget

Why won’t you sing our song

We sing yours over here

Why don’t you whisper

our fallen’s names

Or don’t you really care

If blood alone had been spilt

Could you tell that blood apart

Or perhaps without the body

You could tell the difference

in their hearts

Why won’t you sing our Kiwi song

They fought as brothers in arms

They all fell in the same stinking hell

They deserve a name whispered

in the calm

For the fallen ANZAC soldiers of New Zealand, who’s song (national anthem) is not sung in Australia. We recognise and sing the Australian anthem for all of them when we celebrate ANZAC day over here. They were “brothers in arms” after all. C’mon Australia – do the right thing.

ยฉ Kait King, 2015


33 thoughts on “Lest Someone Forgets

    • Haha!๐Ÿ˜‚ Actually neither is the case! I have just been dealing with life or the new not improved new life….crazy world! But I will make the time to visit and read an article or 2 if I can x๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™

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  1. Hi, Kait. Thanks for sharing your beautifully written poem commemorating the sacrifice of fallen heroes. There is always the need to remember such sacrifice. Happy Thursday. Have a great day. Goff

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    • Thank you Goff! I agree, if the breathing don’t remember then history just keeps us warring with each other. The young and hopeful fighting other people’s battles that powerful old men keep sending their fittest and best to represent their egos in wars that shouldn’t have happened (don’t get me started! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„) Sorry for my lack of breath in that sentence ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a fantastic Friday!

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      • So true. I also spare a thought for those who once were enemies as they weren’t all bad but the fallen deserve remembrance just the same. Especially the innocent fallen, in every conflict there are civilian casualties but between 1940-1945 there were 6 million killed for religious reasons. Seems funny that ethnic cleansing didn’t end in 1945. Sexual preference, sex, race or belief in a different section of a religion is never justification for killing.
        I thank goodness that my eyes are open to the horrors around me, my fellow man is important and all life matters. I believe that we were put here to get along with one another not to fight with one another.

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      • Yes, I think religion has a lot to answer for – it has been a controlling, fear-driven, paedophile-hiding industry – and I use the word industry as it is a business! Let me not start on this….(gritting my teeth) I will be frustrated and angry when I try to go night-night ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Surely if we were supposed to fight with each other, we would have claws or fangs or horns or tusks or some other weaponry built into us, like other animals that MuSt fight for food, territory, protection etc, – they also get protection like camouflage, scales, thick hides, shells etc – we are easily crushed, easily seen, easily chewed up and easily killed – it doesn’t seem like science and it’s not a maths problem – but we should leave it alone ๐Ÿ™‚ there, I’ve had my say and I am ok…:))

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