Here you have this poem written by Canadian poet John McCrae. As Canada was a colony of the United Kingdom, when World War 1 started, McCrae was destined to Europe as a doctor. He was in charge of a campaign hospital in the Western front. In 1915 one of McCrae closest friends died during the Second Battle of Ypres, The day after his friend's funeral, McCrae wrote the poem that remembers those who fell in the battlefield and won't continue to live. In 2006 Canadian composer Anthony Hutchcroft wrote the music for the song of this poem.