Reflections at Kranji War Cemetery, April 25, 2017 (ANZAC Day)

by To Be Determined

The sun rises. The sun always rises,
But it is today’s rising that matters.
We pause to remember the fallen
Sons and daughters at Gallipoli.
Children who saw their last sun too soon
Maybe passing their last day frightfully
Unaware that the sun had risen, as always.
For them we gather here, our voices
Not known then, or even imagined,
Now, together, sing Abide With Me
In faith that these ghosts who hover in dew
Their ethereal whispers will haunt with purpose
Those of us who still hear a call to arms.
We wish to never raise these arms, but will.
We wish to never meet new ghosts, but will.
We wish to pray at dawn tomorrow, and will.
We wish to gather among these ghosts next year
And years hence, but if comfort again flees
We will haunt new voices singing Abide With Me.

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