I started this by trying to write something deep and profound about this time of year. I junked it.
I next tried to re-write a peom by Rudyard Kipling (my favourite one, Tommy – you know the one… ‘An’ it’s Tommy this, and Tommy that, and Tommy ‘ow’s your soul?’) but I am no poet.
I wanted to try to be clever, I wanted to try to be deep and thoughtful to make a post for this time of year…for Remembrance Day.
But I can’t.
It all sounds to trite. It’s too pretentious. So bollocks to it. It all cuts down to just one thing.
As long as humans are human we will fight and we will have wars. And people die in them. Too many have died. They will, sadly, continue to die. So for each one, no matter what nationality, what religion, colour, race, sex…service or civilian who have died in war I want to say just one thing, but particularly to the two lads I served with and who didn’t come home – to JJ and Dooner…
‘I will remember them.’
Who will you remember?