William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD and Les Peate

REMEMBRANCE DAY – A CYNIC’S VIEW

November 11th – Remembrance Day
They march to our cenotaphs and pray
They lay the wreaths – they bow the head
And play “Last Post” for our Glorious Dead.
Their duty done, their course is clear
Now they can forget us until next year!

Old soldiers like us who have lost some friends
For us the 11th of November it never really ends
We remember them at the going down of the sun
In the early morn when the day light comes
We remember them all throughout the year
On the 11th of November we shed a sad tear
They died for Canada and that is the reason
We remember them in each and every season
On November the 11th Canadians shed a sad tear
Old soldiers remember their friends each day of the year!

RIP: PJ, Stuttering John, Frenchie Lavallee, and Rosie Rousell: at the going down of the sun and in the morning I remember you!

Billy Willbond: October 28, 2007

Old soldiers, just like us, I find
Recall our friends we left behind
But other folks, to my regret
Find it quite easy to forget!

Bless ‘em all! – Les: October 29, 2007

I have to agree with my friend Les
His Canadian poetry it is the best
His rhymes they are more or less
Limerick words to pass the test!
Writings for the Esprit de Corps
The stories about the Korean War
Admired by old Soldiers of the KVA;
Les Peate’s poetry makes my day!