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"Sleep in Serenity" SATB a cappella, memorial piece

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"Sleep in Serenity" -- SATB a cappella, ~5 min.
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Memorial piece for Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Military/Fire/Police/Heroes memorial service, other memorial services.
A memorial stands there
Alone in simple dignity.
Gold letters glister bright
On black, polished granite.
A peaceful place,
Overhung by pines--
Fit for remembrance,
And for a silent tear.
Here they await the Dawn
Of Eternity's bright morn.
They hear no tread
Of footstep overhead,
Nor, in profoundest rest,
Do they mark above
Our floral tokens
Laid in deepest love.
Children of our nation,
Your battles now are done;
Sleep in all serenity
Till your Forever comes!
Copyright © 14 August 2012 David Monks
(adapted from an earlier poem)
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