Sunday, September 4, 2016

Old Peter Says

Old Peter he said with a shake of his head
The most of the very brave men are long dead
They died for a flag in a war far away
And i who was never in an army am living today
Fifteen years ago cancer robbed him of Kate his beloved wife
Gray haired Peter in his early eighties has seen his good and bad days in life
Ten times a grandfather he looks well for his years
He says for the past he has shed all of his tears
Old Peter says brave men in wars have died young
And the dead do not hear when their praises are sung
Old Peter says most heroes went young to the grave
With their lives they paid for being so very brave
One who does love life though his best years long gone
And for as long as he can do he will keep living on.

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