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janhedger
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Posted - 13/04/2018 :  19:15:21  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tommy.


Why are you smiling Mummy?

My Daddy has died


I smile for the others who stand by his side

For Taff and Jock, for Mick and the Boss


For the wives who have waited for telegram of loss.


There are many like you Johnny

No Daddy to play

Cricket or footie at the end of the day


There are Peters, Sarahís Emilyís or Chris

Saying prayers at twilight for Daddies they miss.


Donít weep little Johnny for, for certain I know

We will love him forever and let our hearts show


Daddy stands in the battalion at Heavens Parade

He stands with all the brave lads from centuries gone

Who say little to each of the sacrifice made.


From deathly cold trenches to blistering sand

Thereíll always be a Daddy giving Tommy a hand.


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We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
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Posted - 15/04/2018 :  10:43:10  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love this poem, love the simplicity but also the power it pours out. Thank you Elaine x

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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