Lest We Forget

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Poppy Petals

written by
Buckley-Clarke / Wedgbury

Old soldiers never die
They simply fade they say
Is that the price I ask myself
That soldiers have to pay?

Bugle notes and drum beats
Flash of sun on brass
He hears the call as comrades all
Tramp the long march past

Warrior fading quickly
Like a weak pale winter sun
Bowed and creeping slowly
Life's race is all but run.

The red poppy leaves are wrinkled
One by one they fall
Soldier, can you answer still?
When the bugle notes do call.

Play the music gently
No harsh notes sound, I ask
For the poppy leaves are falling
Glory days now past

Last petal now has fallen
Old soldiers gone away
Last post music calling
Old soldiers out to play.

Bugle notes and drum beats
Flash of sun on brass
He hears their call, his footsteps fall,
Away on their long march past

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