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Latest PPP Poem
« on: July 09, 2012, 07:17:34 PM »
John Kelly St. Helens Lancashire

This is a poem about my dad?s young brother who was killed in France just a couple of weeks before the end of WW1.
Its my poem but I like to think they would have been the words of my father.

Johnnie?s Gone to War

Our Johnnie?s run away Mam
His little brother said
I woke up on my own Mam
He?s not been in his bed

He?s run off to the army
And lied about his years
He should be still at school
Our Mam?s now full of tears

Several years, have past us by
 A knock comes on the door
There stood our John, a soldier
Who?s been away to war

We?re all so very proud of him
He?s been fighting on the Somme
Now he?s home, safe and well
And Mam?s headache has gone

His two weeks leave soon over
Dad escorts him to the train
But little did his parents know
They would not see him again

The telegram came to our door
Words his parents feared they would
To say he died for King and Country
In the battle of Pacaut Wood.


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Re: Latest PPP Poem
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 12:53:03 PM »
Very moving !  I hate to say, but any bad dreams I have ,always seem to be of those lads of my unit, buried around the world.
I am starting to wonder what for , the way that those of us who stayed alive, are getting treated in todays world ?