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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lest We Forget

No Roses

No crosses mark the ocean waves;
No monuments of stone.
No roses grow on sailor's graves,
The Sailor rests alone
His tributes are the sea gulls' sweeps,
Forever wild and free...
And teardrops that his sweetheart weeps
To mingle with the sea

For all the sailors who have lost their lives at sea - in particular the crew of HMAS Sydney (II), whose final resting place was undiscovered from 1941 until just last month.