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Dave Butler

Poetry

GUARDIAN

A guardian angel walks beside me And I am sure the he is you For the very day you went away It was then that in he flew I did as we had promised Walked that path and didn't flinch Because of him it wasn't lonely As I travelled on…
Dave Butler
28th December 2015
Poetry

ZULU

Why us, Why us, the soldier asked As onward the ammunition he passed Because we're here, because we're here Now do up that button and show no fear Defend you now that red white and blue For that's all Victoria asked of you Behind your meally bags and carts Wipe…
Dave Butler
16th October 2015
Poetry

Beating Heart

Inside every heart There is a special place Where'in lie those memories That time cannot erase There are memories of joy And memories of pain Recollections of first love You'll never feel again There are memories of loved ones Now a long time gone And memories of the things they…
Dave Butler
16th October 2015
Poetry

The way it used to be

Oh how I long for Christmas The way it used to be With paper chains and tinsel And presents on the tree The turkey roasting slowly The boiling brussel sprout A glass of Bristol sherry That's what it's all about Christmas carols on the radio And falling snow I'd see…
Dave Butler
16th October 2015
Poetry

Memories

He awoke at three this morning With confusion in his head He'd been with a lifelong friend Who since yesterday was dead Well it wasn't actually yesterday More like three years ago But the way his grieving was You'd never really know He sat there for hours In silence in…
Dave Butler
8th June 2015
Poetry

The Somme

All the peace had turned to madness Christmas day was done and gone There'd be no more football matches On the land they called the Somme Men shared life with rats Made tea both black and strong For It was a long hard cold winter In that place they called…
Dave Butler
4th January 2015
Poetry

Remembered

Remembered every morning, That she has gone away. I did not have the privilege, To be there on that day. Our paths in life had parted, Back in a different time. The hope we'd be united, A constant dream of mine. Every day there is a void, Where Mother used…
Dave Butler
30th March 2014
Poetry

Bound

Where is the Veteran bound Upon that fateful day. When he leaves this wicked place And has finally passed away. It seems there is no answer Be it "up" or even "Down" Why, He'll be in Hell some say Where all the Vet's are found He won't care just what…
Dave Butler
28th March 2014
Poetry

Eternal Soldier

Long ago I was a Soldier My country to defend. My heart will be a Soldier's Until this journey's end. Now they call me Veteran For I'm no longer young But I'll remain a Soldier Until my Requiem is sung When those flames consume me And my final journey's made…
Dave Butler
28th March 2014