Do You Remember When ?

Falklands 82

Do You Remember When?


Before them ,

as far as the eye could see.

Autumn fields of gold!

Although only late in May,

It was in fact their winter.

The howling freezing wind ,

lay testament to that.


All saw the southern cross at night

And wondered at ,

the closeness of the stars.

The barrenness 

of the landscape , 

Of why they'd come so far .

The lack of shrubs and trees,

and why they were at war.


But what many never saw ,

Were those  lights in Stanley.

For along that long bloody trek,

We lost more than a few brave men.

Warriors all, true brothers, friends.

Casualties of an unnecessary war,

In The Falklands Islands......

...........way back when. 


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