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Joyce Hemsley

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Seventy Years Ago


The Third of September
Nineteen thirty-nine is a
Day I remember well.
I travelled on a Southdown bus
From Purbrook to Cosham,
And my memory rings a bell.

The bus suddenly stopped.
The driver had bad news to tell.
His voice was loud and clear
All passengers could hear.
'Everyone off - it has to be.
We are at war with Germany'.

September 1939...the month
of my eleventh birthday.

Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2009
Edited: Saturday, August 29, 2009
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