David Lewis Paget

Nottingham, England/live in Australia
David Lewis Paget
Nottingham, England/live in Australia
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Death Of An Airman

Rating: 5.0

‘Abis, Ackerman, Benson and Blunt,
Stand to attention and look to the front,
Chiswell and Barnett
Who told you to fall out,
You’d think this was bush week
Or a Boy Scout Camp call-out;
Get back into line or I might have you all out
Tonight…
Did you hear what I said to you, Argent? ’

‘But there’s a man dying on the tarmac, Sergeant! ’
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Ernestine Northover 21 January 2006

An excellent write David, I love poems with characters in them they give the poem a nice storyline, and give great interest. Loved this one. Love Ernestine XXX

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Mary Nagy 30 September 2005

I love this poem. It has such an easy flow that this 'hectic scenario' you've described is so vividly clear. (And I always love rhyme in a poem!) Sincerely, Mary

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Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler 30 September 2005

wow, how original and cleverly put across. rhymey-rhyme poems usually get a bad rap around here. but this was written magnificently. just the right amount of humour, but with a tinge of sadness. the military is indeed absurd in all manners and practices. Jake

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