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David Thompson

Poetry

Final Journey

Through the streets of Wootton Basset The soldier's journey ends This Christmas they'll be sadly missed By families, mates and friends Our thoughts are with their loved ones In this their time of grief We celebrate their bravery Alas their lives were brief They died for Queen and country Like…
David Thompson
20th November 2013
Poetry

On the Beach

It wasn't a day at the seaside Or a ride on a merry-go-round But allied troops on the landings On Normandy's deadly ground Bodies littered the beaches Brought down in a hail of lead The cries of the wounded pierced the air As many lay dying or dead They died…
David Thompson
19th November 2013
Poetry

Remember Them

This poem is for the countless souls Whose fate was signed and sealed By one abhorrentmadman And his minions in the field Their misery and torture Where death was their relief What men can do to other men Is so beyond belief Women, men and children No mercy were they…
David Thompson
19th November 2013
Poetry

The Brave Ones

Your husbands, sons and brothers are ranked with high esteem They served their queen and country, their love, their life, their dream These brave young men who gave their lives to fight a foreign war We always will remember them and love them evermore Our thoughts are always with you,…
David Thompson
19th November 2013
Poetry

The Red Fields

Amidst the mess of blood and gore Many heroes fought the war They fought for king and country dear Through injury, death and mortal fear Through a deadly hail of lead They fought their way through fields of red Past their comrades dead and dying Thoughts of loved ones weeping,…
David Thompson
19th November 2013
Poetry

Foreign Fields

The morning mist surrounds my world As cordite fills the air Can I stand another day Or will I just despair Exploding shells are all around My mates are falling fast I do not think their gallantry Could ever be surpassed Whistles blow it's time to go To save or…
David Thompson
17th November 2013
Poetry

Petals on the Ground

Our brothers, sons and fathers who fought the great world war They lost their lives in battle amidst the blood and gore They fought so hard so we could live, they fought for truth and peace Their only dream was of the day hostilities would cease When the war was…
David Thompson
17th November 2013