Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Arthur S. Bourinot

For works with similar titles, see Immortality.


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ARTHUR S. BOURINOT

LIEUTENANT CANADIAN INFANTRY, ATTACHED TO ROYAL AIR FORCE,
AUTHOR OF "LAURENTIAN LYRICS,"

Immortality

They are not dead, the soldier and the sailor,
Fallen for Freedom's sake;
They merely sleep with faces that are paler
Until they wake.


They will not weep, the mothers, in the years
The future will decree;
For they have died that the battles and the tears
Should cease to be.


They will not die, the victorious and the slain,
Sleeping in foreign soil,
They gave their lives, but to the world is the gain
Of their sad toil.


They are not dead, the soldier and the sailor,
Fallen for Freedom’s sake;
They merely sleep with faces that are paler
Until they wake.

Arthur S. Bourinot.