The poem "Ithink continually for those who were trult great",The author emphasizes the human capacity to be great in the poem, an ironic topic in a time of mass-warfare. However, the poem may have been inspired by the fearless soldiers and charismatic commanders who had fought in World War I, ignoring the incredible brutality of the conflict. While The poem " Auld Lang Syne" it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something," Sally reasons. "Anyway, it's about old friends."So as you surround yourself with friends old and new tonight, sing on.