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All we wanted was a home... Manics
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+2 because we must never forget the horror, pain and suffering of war. We must never forget the men and women that fought when they were not given a choice and things must have seemed very dark and desperate - but they just got on with it.

These days the news sterilises the reality of war - almost sensationalises it - to the point that we can easily forget (and we shouldn't!) the real human lives lost in it.
 
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least we forget

The Soldier (War Sonnets No. 5)




If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blessed by the suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts a peace, under an English heaven.




Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
 
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