For Queen and Country

 

For Queen and Country

 
Five generations served
some died
some cried
none ever lied
about the horrors that they saw
or the fear that they felt
as they acted unselfishly
for the greater good
for the men
for the badge
for the regiment
for Queen and country

Five generations served
all proud Royal Marines
but there will not be a sixth
the line has ended
just nineteen
still green
just as keen to serve
to do his duty
to serve with honour
for the men
for the badge
for the regiment
he died
his mother cried
as he came home in a box
why?
how?
what use his sacrifice to me?
to Queen and country?

Iain

 

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