(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

Footprints Through Time

Tramp, tramp, tramp. We watch them going
and across time hear their voices flowing.
See the phantom footprints through the mist.
Remember those who are so dearly missed.

We follow their footprints through war torn times
midst the muddy trenches in foreign climes.
Amongst toil and danger as they walk on,
through hail of bullets and the blast of bomb.

We see the footprints in the steep trench wall
ploughing on although so many others fall.
With grim determination taking one step more
unstopped by the awful turmoil of war,

Onward and upwards through conflict and strife,
willing to make that ultimate sacrifice.
Through the valley of death their footprints went.
So that we might live, their lives they spent.

So many footprints walked those war torn ways!
So few returned to see these better days!
And so with these footprints we pave the way
Remembering those not with us today.

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" The dust swept from their beauty, glorified" Fantastic conceptualization.