I will never know

your voice,

I will never know

your smile

….but I know that

you gave

I will never know

your loves

I will never know

your hates.

…but I know that

you gave

…..you gave your life

in the war to end all wars

(so-called),

on the Somme.

“Killed in Action”

I will never know

how you died

I will never know

your wounds.

But I know

you left behind

a poor widow

and four children, fatherless.

I will never know

your dying thoughts

I will never know

where your body is laid

But I know

your widow found love again

and married another

and gave birth

to my father, and more….

She is our Matriarch,

the Pivot of our family tree

round which we all gather.

You will never know

Me

And I would not

Be

But for you….

Your Death gave me Life

I Remember

I Remember you

I Thank You

 

by Dawn Fallon

In memory of Henry Jarvis, KIA on the Somme 1 July 1916 – he was my Grandmother’s first husband. She remarried eventually – but for Henry’s death I would never have been born.

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