If I should no more waken on this earth,
To greet the daily miracle of dawn,
I shall have known much of deepest worth -
Then do not weep for me when I am gone;
High service has been mine, and prayer, and dreaming
Of that new world which sacrifice should bring;
Oh, I have soared to realms where stars are gleaming
And raced translucent clouds on silverer wing.
I perish if I perish, well aware
That life is not too great a price to give
For truth and freedom. Do not then despair
When I am gone - but lift your heart and live!
I shall have conquered earth’s confiding dod
And Willingly gone forth to be with god.
Clara Bernhardt 18th November 1911 - 01st May 1993
Discovered in the belongings of P/O. Albert Forsyth. Lost on the 20th February 1944 429 Squadron Halifax V LK993 AL-J