Colin F. Jones

SOLDIERS DON’T GIVE THEIR LIVES, THEY LOSE THEM

Many gave nothing; but their lives,
They did not give willingly if they gave.
Do they give nothing, who survive?
Do they by giving these men save?
One does not give one’s life away,
One fights until it’s taken!
They lost their lives in many ways,
But do not be mistaken!
They gave their lives? No not all –
Some fought until they died;
For soldiers brave, when they fall,
Their own deaths do not decide.
That’s why we remember them with pride,
Lest death is suicide!