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From: joseph macdonald <>
Subject: [NS-CB-L] REQUEST FOR THE FALLEN
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:14:12 -0400


This poem was published in the book THE BREED OF MANLY MEN, The History
of The Cape Breton Highlanders, by Alex Morrison and Ted Slaney.

REQUEST FOR THE FALLEN

We lay them down in foreign lands,
Beneath the cold, damp sod:
Their work on earth accomplished,
Their souls we give to God.

Brave lads of our Dominion
>From East unto the West
Begrudging not their sacrifice-
God grant their last request.

Let not forget future generations,
As they journey on through life,
Be called upon to settle
Another world of strife.

Give Nations, Lord, the power
Of vision strong, to see
That a world of friendly neighbours,
A peaceful world be.

Let men heed not of color,
Nor criticize of creed;
Abolish, good Lord, from them,
Their greatest foe,-of greed.

Then we, Thy sons, the fallen,
That freedom might remain,
Will sleep in peace and knowing
We have not died in vain.

Juanita MacDonald




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