MAN AND BOY

Little by little

they edged forward

together as ever

man and boy

 

The man finds the eyes of the Boy

fear within the Boys eyes

“you’ll be alright I’ll care for you”

words spoken as he gripped the lads arm

 

The man took the photo

from his jacket pocket

kissed it gently

“I’ll come home sweethearts”

as he looked at his Wife and young Son

 

The whistle blew

“forward Lads” the voice called out

the man the boy

“come Son stay with me”

the man patted the Boy on his arm

 

Over the top through mud through blood

forward forward they ran

as the bullets rained down

man and boy together

together they fell

 

Laying there in the mud and blood

bullet to boys head

man shot in chest not quite dead

“together Son, forever Son” the man says

a sigh a rush of breath and gone

 

Man and boy another time

another place

Peace

 

 

Thanks to The Royal British Legion.   PLEASE WEAR YOUR RED POPPY WITH PRIDE TO REMEMBER ALWAYS THOSE THAT HAVE GIVEN  THEIR LIVES AND ALL THOSE THAT SUFFER TO THIS DAY.

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