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Dennis Shrubshall

Poetry

The Paratrooper

A Soldier I always wanted to be It was my main aim in life To serve my Queen and country In areas where troubles are rife The training was hard but I saw it through For I knew when all was said and done I’d be capable in any situation…
Dennis Shrubshall
7th October 2016
Poetry

Hallowe’en

I'm just and ordinary Pumpkin That people like to buy And then they peel and scrape me And put me in a pie But at this time of year it's different As biggest ones are saught I'm lying on the back of the stall Cos I shudder at the thought…
Dennis Shrubshall
3rd November 2015
Poetry

The Poppy Fields of Flanders

The Poppy fields are silent now In Flanders so faraway Absent from many people minds Except on Remembrance Day When thoughts once again re-open On sad& treasured Memories they keep Of those who gave their lives in battle So that we and others might sleep In peace and free from…
Dennis Shrubshall
3rd November 2015
Poetry

Schools of Yesteryear

Thinking back to the days of childhood Life was so different then Lessons were chalked up on the blackboard Then written in textbooks with pencil or pen Teachers were then respected As education they tried to instil To eager classes of pupils waiting Their heads with knowledge to fill Technology…
Dennis Shrubshall
3rd November 2015
Poetry

Auschwitz

Life’s gone by so quickly Since I were but a lad And I often sit back and reflec t on the past The good things and the bad My mind wanders back to WW2 Living in a country at War We were fighting for our survival Along with Poland ,Norway…
Dennis Shrubshall
19th October 2015
Poetry

Another Dewdrop

Another Dewdrop I'm just a little dewdrop Hanging on a leaf upon the tree No one even knows I'm there What can the matter be And then a little ladybird Landed on the tree It seemed that she was very thirsty And came straight over to me She said I'm…
Dennis Shrubshall
16th October 2015
Poetry

Oh! To be in Essex now that Autumn’s here

As one travels the lanes and byways Of a rural community The changing signs of the Seasons Are very plain to see You’ve seen Spring come and go With Tulips and Daffodils galore With Regal Camelias and colourful Magnolias As Summer comes to the fore Trees are in blossom and…
Dennis Shrubshall
16th October 2015
Poetry

Cornwall

Oim troiing to find Cornwall And when Oi stop to ask Oi gets the answer from Jethro and Denzil And their ole mate Slipalong Trevask lol Now Oi've come across the Tay at Plymouth Hoe Saltash is on the other side Then on to Lostwithiel and Looe and Bodinnick Cos…
Dennis Shrubshall
16th October 2015
Poetry

The Curved Walls

In the World we are known as the United Kingdom Great Britain is our own Sceptred Isle Protected by our Military Forces, over the years So close your eyes if you will and think for awhile Of the Wars that were fought to save Nations from aggression One War to…
Dennis Shrubshall
10th October 2015
Poetry

Anger management

Nobody is born with an angry mind It’s something connected with Life Sometimes brought on by carelessness And sometimes trouble and strife As children we are taught the meaning of respect Treat others as you would wish they treat you With understanding and compassion Which will normally see you through…
Dennis Shrubshall
14th July 2015