The Dead Are Done

The Dead Are DoneThe Dead are done
Lost to us now
Diminished with time
Faded in memory

They built, they ploughed
Sailed, fought
Were slain and slayed
Prayers were said

Their deeds echo around us now
As we are gathered to listen,
Surrounded by their ghosts
On this, their green,

Love and laughter
Pain and sorrow
Hopes and dreams
We are their sons and daughters
Children of their ambition

The torch has passed to us
Our time has come
Prayers are said
We carry on
The Dead are done.