By Bob Scott
Copyright Bob Scott 2014
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Famous words overly repeated year after year
At Memorial Services throughout this land
But who do we refer too; only that?
Of the Human kind.
Or animals Contribution too!
Horses / Mules to name but a few
Hark I hear you say!
It was Humans that won WW1.
Fact or fiction? Is that true
So less we forget the animals role
Munition Trains – Artillery - Water bowsers too
Plus all supplies so needed to feed
To support men in their hour of need
Millions upon Million across the World
The Western Front
Australia – New Zealand to name a few
In this war died on behalf of you and me
The Battle of the Somme, one of a few
Immersed in mud up to their knees!
Their plight was not a pretty sight to see
Some died of weakness unable to struggle free
Others shot on site to relieve their suffering
Whilst brave men dropped to their knees
And sobbed at the loss of such a good friend
Is it Guilt that their passing was so neglected
That all has been, but forgotten
This was not of Natures happenings
But that of man! He might survive
Towards the end of this first Centenary few people
Are waking up to the plight that Memorials
Not only the right of Humans
But that of Animals that served us all
Shed the shackles of shame
Let History be told! In the raw so future
Generations understand the horror of War
We will remember them
God’s creatures One and All.