There’s a name on a wall in Alrewas
It’s one of many a such name
Of those who have paid the ultimate price
On that wall is their sole claim to fame.
Many thousands of names are engraved on this wall
And more names are added to it each year
There are soldiers and sailors, and airmen
Who’ve gone now, having no more to fear.
Sadly, blank spaces don’t wait long enough
Before a new name is chiselled thereon
Which signals another tragic family loss
As another young warrior passes on.
The monument at Alrewas is wondrous to see
And a fine tribute to those who fall
But for families and friends who have lost someone dear
They are names of dead loved ones who no longer call.
©Joe Wilson – Names on a wall…2015