Pain of the Past

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Pain of the Past

by

Mrs Patricia Howard

Helped by Maurice Rooney

 

    Pain when there, is to grin and bear

    And pills help to keep it at bay

    But worse by far, is the lonely hour

    When the hurt will not go away.

     

    The mind skips along, holding thoughts, to prolong

    The memories of days gone by

    Of times that were bad, and some oh! so sad

    And the easiest thing was to cry.

     

    True stories are told, of men who were bold

    During days of horror and strife

    Choked with emotion, they gave such devotion

    To those who were losing their life.

     

    Some cannot comprehend, those minds hard to bend

    And a spirit which just would not sever

    The enemy they fooled, assets they pooled

    They became very crafty and clever.

     

    It was certainly no game and some died, such a shame

    But we’re here to tribute their story

    For those who survived, there was really no pride

    And for them, not a moment of glory.

     

    Though the pain of the past is likely to last

    On this night we've answered a call

    To raise our glasses and say, on this commemorative day

    God Bless you comrades, one and all.

 

 

 

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