Niall Boland

Rookie (08/09/86 / Dublin, Ireland)

The Noble Forgotten - Poem by Niall Boland

I remember the old stories my granddad told
About the dead the dying the brave and the bold
Those who kissed their lives away
To die alone in some war torn bay

They saved the lives of a thousand men
Their noble lives thrown to the tan tien
to lie in a ditch slowly to die
no mercy to those who's last call was a cry

Every man told was noble and just
they died alone ashes and dust
those brave men condemned to rest
the right thing to do ended in death
The last of the great breed died in vain
the world has forgotten those fallen and slain
Why is it the noble die alone
nothing but rotten skin and bone

The world is owned by greed and lust
The fallens eyes full of tears and disgust
To die with honour and erased by greed
no woman has love for the fallen breed
I don't want to be like the old brave
unloved but noble a universal slave
I fight what I am and want what I'm not
because I just don't want to die alone
the wrong are the righteous?
and were have we gone wrong?

Comments about The Noble Forgotten by Niall Boland

  • Rookie Aaron Tate (5/6/2008 8:34:00 PM)

    AH, FIGHTINg for others has truly lost it's values. Taking care of ourselves has became the main issue, not taking care of the whole lot. Ah but miltia ranks get the joy of knowing they tried.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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