A road side bomb, went off today
The Newscaster, was heard to say
The relatives, have been informed
Here’s the weather, now performed
So matter of fact and nothing new
Another widow joins the queue
It’s just routine, now on the news
Another valued soul we lose
What can be done to make them see?
They mean so much to you and me
Ex service men, hold comrades dear
From times gone by, to this New Year
Will this slaughter never end?
Why should comrades lose a friend?
We pray and hope and silently reflect
And send to you our deep respect