a tribute to brave Canadians
who fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge
but perished in their thousands.
Colossal statues including Canada Bereft
who gazes upon fields of death and screams,
frightened lads with broken bodies and dreams
yet the ground is green now
when once it was filthy and brown,
stained with the blood of so many
dying in a foreign land
decades before their time
and in these sad times of isolation
let's pray for humankind's salvation.