Thomas Vaughan Jones

Thomas Vaughan Jones
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Thomas Vaughan Jones was born in Liverpool, is indisputably Celtic and has those characteristics which include a deep sense of melancholy (hiraeth) for the land of his fathers, and a sense of humour which prevents him writing anything even remotely serious. Unless of course, he is discussing Love or Death, which is an entirely different matter.
Tom began his adult career as a professional soldier in the British Army on the Rhine, where he became a regimental signal instructor and fell in love with countless Aryan maidens. After a fairly short military career, it was a logical step to become a Firefighter, where in the course of thirty years he rose to the rank of Supervisory ... more »

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Forty Seven Years

We met in nineteen fifty five
and never noticed love arrive.
We little thought it would survive
for forty seven years.

We tasted joy and faced the pain
through summer sun and autumn rain
and listened to love’s sweet refrain
for forty seven years.

The clock has gone from Lover’s Way.
Its time is done, it’s had its day,
it gently ticked the time away
for forty seven years.

I well remember standing there
with perfect teeth and wavy hair.
I left them on the thoroughfare
of forty seven years.

But that was then and now is ...

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