REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2021


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O God of truth and justice,

we hold before you those whose memory we cherish,

and those whose names we will never know.

Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world,

and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.

As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future;

for you are the source of life and hope,

now and for ever. Amen.

poppy


CONSEQUENCE OF WAR


Guns explode loud

There’s noise and rubble

in a shroud engulfing you!

And life erodes around you

Like the empty shells

of a snipers gun

or a rifle shot

Then that’s your lot.

Your life’s forgot.

But not by those who loved you.

Their souls do weep

Their pain cuts deep.

Memories they keep

of times you were together.

And whether you laughed or cried

before you died

They’ll still love you

Forever


(Maureen Stanley)


poppy