Poetry

Childs Story

By 12th August 2011December 9th, 2019No Comments

Whilst in an airport returning home
People were beginning to clap and cheer
Witnessed an act of patriotism ever seen
As a group of soldiers drew near

Just then a young girl ran up to a soldier
Hugging him she kissed him on his cheek
Please pass them on to my daddy
At this point the soldier could not speak

Her mother explained to the soldier
Her daughter misses him so much
Her daddy is serving in Afghanistan
At this the soldier was visibly touched

At this point the soldiers huddled together
On their walkie-talkie did speak
After a few moments the soldier returned
Hugged and kissed her on the cheek

Your Daddy tells me he loves you
He will be coming home bye and bye
The mother was overcome by emotion
As it brought a tear to her eye

The soldier stood to attention
And saluted as he stood up on his feet
Visibly shaken by the episode
As a tear ran down his cheek

Once again they were applauded
As they walked to the plane with pride
All those around were proud to be British
For those soldiers they felt inside

Those that are fighting for their country
In that far off forbidden place
For the families that are waiting at home
We ask for those soldiers all to be kept safe

Malcolm G Bradshaw

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