The UDR Soldier
(new last verse)
As poppy petals gently fall
Remember us who gave our all
Not in the mud of foreign lands
Nor buried in the desert sands.
In Ulster field and farm and town,
Fermanagh's lanes and drumlin'd Down
We died that violent death should cease
And Ulstermen might live in peace.
We did not serve because we hate
Nor bitterness our hearts dictate.
But we were they who must aspire
To quench the flame of terror's fire.
As buglers sound and pipers play
The proud battalions march away
Now may the weary violence cease
And let our country live
© John Potter
(old last verse)
Grieve not for us, but this we ask,
Let others yet take up the task.