by Raj Napal
The war years no longer seen.
Their cries of pain no longer heard,
Verdant fields no longer red
Tho still stained scarred by those who've been.
Soldiers’ shadows---silent echoes now.
Trumpets of victory silenced in Raven's caw,
Victory vanishing in wasted lives
Whispered marches seen in young men's eyes.
Seen in seas of land and glen that holds
Hordes of bones and hearts of slaughtered souls
Drowned in black soil's decay and war's devour,
Sacrifice seen in stars, shining their valour,
Reaping our saviour.