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Those Moments

written by: Jacob Damstra

@jacobdamstra

 

Those moments
Don’t relent.

And they gnaw;
They are raw.

They’re haunting;
And daunting.

Ever-there;
Everywhere.

Back of mind,
To remind:

Of the cost
Of lives lost;

Of sacrifice,
Not thinking twice.

For our friends
To the end -

Come to soon -
By Death, hewn.

Ripped away,
Yesterday.

And tomorrow
Is time borrowed.

So today,
We can pray

 

That:
Those moments
Don’t relent;

They stay here,
Remain clear;

Their faces,
And the places,

Do not fade
From thoughts staid.

A debt is owed -
A heavy load:

The burden borne.
And proudly worn

Are the scars.
The task is ours,

To remember:
Stoke the embers

Of their light
Once burned bright

But no longer
And we’re stronger

For those times,
Of darkest mind

Tis not weak, then
To speak up when

 

Those moments,
Don’t relent

Though time’s passed
They still last

Through tough days
They’re always

In memory
Where they'll be

Evermore
With honour

We salute
Resolute

They're now free
From enemies

We must fight
Do what’s right

There’s no rest
Onward - press

Lest we forget
To pay our debt

For Love, win
And so, in

Those moments
Don’t relent.

Jacob Damstra

Jacob Damstra

Jacob is a father of three, a litigation lawyer, a coach, a volunteer, a writer, and a poet. He is the co-founder and co-contributer of a blog called Contemplations, which shares thoughts, advice, and reflections on Personal Growth & Practical Philosophy, Professional Development & Career Advice, and Parenting & Relationships, as well as a poem or poetic prose.
Jacob Damstra

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