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Brian Bilverstone

Poetry

AFTER THE PARADE

Since the hustle and bustle and “Where’s it all at?” The mad rush to rustle a badge for my hat, Arranging for someone to feed the cat, Ensuring my guest has a place to be sat, All the laughing and joking and marching and that, Not finding old comrades and…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007
Poetry

A TRIBUTE TO PERCY

Percy was a hero un-noticed An example to all of our nation With the Argies around He made not a sound Throughout the entire occupation. It was time for Percy to head home And with us he would make the trip. With nought but the best He would sail as…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007
Poetry

QUEEN BESS’S UNIFORM

We didn’t want the frostbite We didn’t want the burns We didn’t want to leave our homes And families far astern. We didn’t like the future As we grimly sailed away But we wore Queen Bess’s Uniform And did it anyway. We didn’t want the battle Or the bayonets at…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007
Poetry

SHADOW

From out the harbour early dawn A shadow slips unseen, unknown. The patriotic fervour gone The headline makers all moved on. Dangers real and harsh as any Name unheard of by so many. No cameras see her on her way No bunting flutters on this day. Upon returning duty done…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007
Poetry

WHISPERS IN MY MIND

As I read and as I listen to what’s written and what’s said, Through all the words and pictures come the voices of the dead. When I see commemorations, all my comrades row on row The voices swirl and whisper as they speak from long ago. “If we fill your…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007
Poetry

WHY ?

Why? Why do I treat you this way? You give me all your lovin’ But it just ain’t enough when The devils and demons creep in. I know I should thank you But instead I just blank you And the way I treat you is a sin. Why? Why can’t…
Brian Bilverstone
31st December 2007