Aug 042014

We salute those who died to give us our freedom.
We will remember them.

Non-combatants by Evelyn Underhill

Never of us be said

We had no war to wage,

Because our womanhood

Because the weight of age,

Held us in servitude.

None sees us fight,

Yet we in the long night

Battle to give release

To all whom we must send to seek and die for peace.

When they have gone, we in a twilit place

Meet Terror face to face,

And strive

With him, that we may save our fortitude alive.

Theirs be the hard, but ours the lonely bed.

Nought were we spared – of us, this word shall not be said.