There are times when our mortality is really felt
traumatic experiences as in wars
when for those whom you care do not return
or an unexpected terrorist act
without warning are taken in everyday life
this is becoming more rife!
The moment of the funeral cortege and draped
or flower covered coffins
that empty feeling loved ones forever missing
those growing epitaphs
annual memorial services and minute silence
recharges our defiance!
Never forgotten they live on within us all evermore!
The Foureyed Poet.