30.10.10

 

We Shall Keep the Faith
Moina Michael


A poem in answer to the poem In Flanders Fields. Mona Michael wrote it in 1918.
The first poem, by McCrae, was the most popular poem written during and about World War I and is today read on Remembrance Day in Canada, UK and sometimes in the USA.


Oh! you who sleep in Flanders fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we kept the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders fields.
In Flanders fields we fought.

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