Colin F. Jones

DON’T WEEP FOR US

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: December 20, 2002
Awarded: December 20, 2002
Do not cry for warriors who have died,
Nor those who still live in times of peace;
Time has passed and all who loved them cried,
But now it is a time for us to cease.
Think not of death for the time of death is gone,
Tis now a time to celebrate and smile,
Bring back to life each and every one,
That they can sing and dance with us a while.
Recall them as they were brave and proud,
Let their memories bring laughter to your lips,
Their faces are there all smiling in the crowd,
Men in tanks, in planes, in battle ships.
Do not weep; for soldiers do not die,
To make those they protect break down and cry.