Gary Fellows

Rookie (1962 - / Salford)

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This Poet has been writing periodically for the last 20 years. Haling from Salford, Manchester, UK, he now lives in Surrey.
He has recently began collating poems he wrote over the years some of which were ideas for lyrics in his band River Of Life. Most have been written as pure poetry over the years, motivated by events and inspirations.
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Boy Soldier

Inspired by research into my grandfather's brother, who fell on 9th October 1917. Thought I would submit this today as it is Remeberance Sunday.


A harsh breeze blows on their soft faces
No trees left for wind to whistle through
The Captain’s blow redresses the deficit
Orders from above or rather from behind

Down the wire the signals come
On the wire their lives balance precariously
But to reach those barbs they will fail today
Three weeks of rain await decisions insane

The first battle of Passchendaele doth wait
A third attempt on the Ypres ...

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