Thank you for visiting our FLOW website today.

We welcome you to our world of poems, stories, lyrics and letters, and we hope you enjoy reading the many contributions people from across the world have made.

In June 2020 we lost our wonderful patron Dame Vera Lynn (DBE), and in her memory we will continue to be a light in the darkness for all those who have suffered trauma, especially from war.

The light she shone for so many will never fade, just as we remember all who have fallen over the years, and all those who have suffered trauma regardless of how it was caused.

Come inside and wrap yourself up with the words we have gathered together.

FLOW for ALL (FLOW) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) whose registered number is SC050666.
FLOW is entered in the Scottish Charity Register as an incorporated body having charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Recent Poems, Stories, Lyrics and letters on FLOW

8th September 2022


The news was expected her time was to close The news stories written of our fine English rose Our thoughts and our thinking said she’d be fine Our long-reigning monarch who stood against time But come the day did on the 8th of September That our Queen had now passed…
5th January 2022

A Name On the Menin Gate

A Name on the Menin Gate He went to war like a lamb My Great Uncle Daniel Blindly walking into the Lion’s Den Did he think it was a lark? Or just happy to play his part A war to end all wars Over by Christmas they said Those with…
14th April 2021

Mac and Vera

I met a man named Mac. After I had been attacked. I was through the other side, slightly more wise He introduced me to Vera once again. Does anyone remember her?

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A word from our late patron

“Through my own experiences in talking with the boys and girls about their thoughts on war and how they felt about going into action many would just shrug; "it's what we are trained to do" they would say. For most their thoughts are so personal, and even for the most articulate often difficult to put into words without aggrandizement. Yet through poetry they express themselves with absolute clarity, deep feeling and simplicity. I only have to read the poem "In Flanders Field" by Lt Col John McCrae or Kipling's "Tommy" to fully appreciate and be thankful for the beauty of Forces Poetry. To see this tradition still flourishing in the fertile minds of today's young men and women of our armed forces is gratifying and humbling. They leave us such a precious legacy which is matched by their courage, honour and duty. We must never forget them.”

Dame Vera LynnOur Patron
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