SUBMERGED IN GRIEF
by John Yeo
The flags were splendidly carried by veterans
Followed by Scouts and Cubs in procession.
With the priest and the choir leading the way
Singing a stirring hymn for Remembrance day.
The congregation attired in black and red,
Submerged in symbols of grief and remembrance.
Red Poppies and pride worn in a sad display.
As the service began with the mourners standing
For two minutes silence to remember the fallen.
A list of names of local heroes was read,
A stirring rendition of the Last Post sounded
As we gathered together to remember our dead.
Then after our remembrance service was over
We made our way to lay red poppy wreaths ,
At the cenotaph in a memorial statement.
A bugler sounded the Last Post once again
Submerged in grief, the village had assembled
For the annual service of loving remembrance.
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