They Were Just Boys


They were just boys,
Some with parents to go back to,
Some with families young,
Some never tasting life,
Before it would shortly be done.
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They were just boys,
Sat there in the boats,
Sat with their thoughts,
Sat on their own,
With everyone around them.
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They were just boys,
Landing from the skies
Landing on the beaches,
Landing Where they,
Had never stepped before.
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They were just boys,
With a gun in hand,
With wet legs,
With thoughts of home,
Praying to get back there.
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They were just boys,
When they stood up to hate,
When they stood up to fear,
When they stood up for peace,
With gunfire in their ear.
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They were just boys,
Who brought us safety,
Who brought us peace,
Who brought us an end,
To the fighting and war.

Lest We Forget


Lest we forget the guns all stopped firing,
Lest we forget the drums all stopped banging,
Lest we forget the bells strike eleven,
Lest we forget the guys up in heaven,
Lest we forget all the lives that were lost,
Lest we forget all the shock that it caused,
Lest we forget the pain and the suffering,
Lest we forget the blood and the pain,
Lest we forget the poppy and it’s meaning,
Lest we forget the cause of it all,
Lest we forget this armistice day.