Sonnet for St. Andrews’ Honour Boards
Anzac Service 2016
As season turns to autumn pay homage.
Raise eye to thirty six names written.
In silence, another honour list listen.
A remarkable leader, duly acknowledge.
Sometimes in pairs family names read.
Five thereof, plus a group of brothers three.
Great the loss within one small community.
These are the names of the brave overhead.
Red poppies lodged on the honour boards.
Awesome beauty and respect in our silence.
Of their sacrifice, we who live are their wards.
That all know, a peaceful world, seek guidance.
Sound anthems: Make me a channel of your peace.
Reflecting on our loss, efforts never cease.
Benita H. Kape © 24.4.2016