The Memories Will Remain

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When this odyssey has ended,
As inevitably it must,
When the ashes have been blended
And the dust returned to dust,
When the bullet has been bitten,
And when time has dulled the pain,
When the saga has been written,
Then the memories will remain.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When the banquet has been finished
And the dishes cleared away,
The smell is not diminished
Nor consigned to yesterday.
When the photographs are fading
Of Croatia and of Spain,
When the dark nights are invading,
Then the memories will remain.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 No matter what befalls us
In the years that lie ahead,
No matter if fate hauls us
Where the angels fear to tread,
If the earth should stop revolving
And should never spin again,
If mankind were devolving,
Sure, the memories will remain.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-memories-will-remain/