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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

Uncategorised
3rd February 2021

Soldier Boys

Two boys, Barely men With ash blonde hair, And soot stained skin   In a peaceful life They would be friends, or kin, But, in this war-torn world Neither would live to see who would win   Both twenty-two With, an invisible vision of victory, Marched forth through Troubled towns.…
Uncategorised
3rd February 2021

Wild Waters

Wild WatersSnow white palm, brittle as glassRed wine sky stained with poison,Flesh falls in fields of violence while, Rain taps upon tobacco-stained fingertipsDeath, lingers, in the shadows of trees,Whisps of hair, flutter in steel cold wind.Youth halted in time; age etched into stone.Blood infiltrates rivers like milk, Swirling in tea…
Poetry
3rd July 2020

What Makes A Man

Once your war is over Once your rifle’s stowed away Once you’re home safe and alive To see another day You’ll stand tall beside your comrades And remember those you’ve lost You’ll burst with pride yet deep inside Your mind will count the cost And you’ll bottle those emotions You’ll…

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A word from our 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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67

of people exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD

8

are diagnosed with PTSD during a given year

2

Women are 2x more likely to suffer from PTSD than men

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