IN FLANDERS FIELD

 

 

 

In Flanders field those young men fell

Had they lived what tales to tell?

 

Young men who were really boys

Boys who thought that guns were toys

 

 Bayonets fixed theyíre ready to go

Through the mud and the frozen snow

 

Young men in a foreign land

The meaning of war they didnít understand

 

Adventure was all they really sought

But it never turned out the way they thought

 

Itíll be over by Christmas they were told

But Christmas has gone, and itís ever so cold

 

They sit in trenches and think of home

With hearts as heavy as a stone

 

Then a shout is heard from down the line

One last cigarette boys itís nearly time

 

Then up the ladder and over the top

Itís a terrible thing to see young men drop

 

The dead and wounded all around

Lay where they fell on frozen ground

 

All those men died side by side

A terrible death but filled with pride

 

They died for you they died for me

They died so we could all be free

 

So please letís never forget the brave

Those young men who went to an early grave

 

R.I.P

 

Robert Lewis Liverpool U.K.

 

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