Canada Veterans Hall of Valour


The Fallen

I do not lay me down to sleep
Without a thought of love
For fallen comrades
††††††††††††††††††††††† long demised.
At rest with God above.

I can not lay me down to sleep
Without Iíve shed a tear
For fallen comrades
††††††††††††††††† that had met
Mine enemy without fear.

I will not lay me down to sleep
Until my thoughts reflect
On fallen comrades
††††††††††††††††† Sacrifice
††††††††††††††††††††††† and genuine respect

I shall not lay me down to sleep
Until Iíve said a prayer
For fallen comrades
††††††††††† who had fought
For peace
††††††††††† which yet we share

Then I lay me down to sleep
Assured of peaceful rest
For fallen comrades
Have made it so
By answering the Quest

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In Fond Memory
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Larry J. MacLeod