Remembrance Day Poems For You


Field of red poppies against a dramatic sunset

In honour of Remembrance Day, we’re sharing some poems from previous issues to help you mark the day and remember the fallen.

Remembrance

For ever young, in Flanders field they lie,

In peace in silent seas, on foreign shore,

In place with name unknown, in land unseen;

And we, perhaps forgetting, walk on by

Their sad memorials, and think no more

Of lives now passed, and lives that might have been.

In park and green and village marketplace

They stand, these ageing monuments – and we

Look past the loving tributes carved thereon

And never slack or slow our hurried pace

To call to mind the fading memory

Of these young men, much missed, though now long gone.

So let us now, at least, some moments take

To read the names of honoured dead, long lost

To grieving parents, children, sweethearts, wives,

The names of men who never more will wake,

Who bought us – at what sad and painful cost –

Our freedom, and indeed our very lives.

— H. Meyer

First published in The People’s Friend November 3, 2018.

A Candle Of Peace

Light a candle of peace for all nations

And watch as it steadily burns.

Remember the brave fallen heroes –

Those who will never return.

In the quietness, pray for all families,

Wherever they are in the world,

Whose lives have been scarred by violence and pain,

As the banners of battle unfurled.

Light a candle of peace for all races,

All cultures and creeds of mankind,

Ask God to touch every heart with his love

So, in days to come, we will find

Peace for the whole world over,

No longer a dream or a prayer,

But something to last to the end of all time,

For the great heart of God will be there.

— Marian Cleworth

First published in The People’s Friend November 6, 2021.


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Remembrance Day Poems For You

Field of red poppies against a dramatic sunset

In honour of Remembrance Day, we’re sharing some poems from previous issues to help you mark the day and remember the fallen.

Remembrance

For ever young, in Flanders field they lie,

In peace in silent seas, on foreign shore,

In place with name unknown, in land unseen;

And we, perhaps forgetting, walk on by

Their sad memorials, and think no more

Of lives now passed, and lives that might have been.

In park and green and village marketplace

They stand, these ageing monuments – and we

Look past the loving tributes carved thereon

And never slack or slow our hurried pace

To call to mind the fading memory

Of these young men, much missed, though now long gone.

So let us now, at least, some moments take

To read the names of honoured dead, long lost

To grieving parents, children, sweethearts, wives,

The names of men who never more will wake,

Who bought us – at what sad and painful cost –

Our freedom, and indeed our very lives.

— H. Meyer

First published in The People’s Friend November 3, 2018.

A Candle Of Peace

Light a candle of peace for all nations

And watch as it steadily burns.

Remember the brave fallen heroes –

Those who will never return.

In the quietness, pray for all families,

Wherever they are in the world,

Whose lives have been scarred by violence and pain,

As the banners of battle unfurled.

Light a candle of peace for all races,

All cultures and creeds of mankind,

Ask God to touch every heart with his love

So, in days to come, we will find

Peace for the whole world over,

No longer a dream or a prayer,

But something to last to the end of all time,

For the great heart of God will be there.

— Marian Cleworth

First published in The People’s Friend November 6, 2021.


Read a Remembrance Day story from the “Friend”. 

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