Jayne Davies

Rookie - 255 Points (5th October 1960 / Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff)

Standing Tall - Poem by Jayne Davies

We travelled up to Winchester,
To share your special day,
From your hometown in the valleys,
To support you all the way.

With basic training over,
You'd reached your halfway goal,
We felt immensely proud of you,
You'd given it your all!

It only seems the other day,
You were my little boy,
A soldier was an object,
It was your favourite toy.

You walk in line with comrades,
I can't tell you how I feel,
Standing tall, in your well pressed suit,
This soldiers life's for real.

My tears were, tears of happiness,
For you looked so fine and grand,
This was a day, so well deserved,
As you marched to the sound of the band.

You'd now go on to Portsmouth,
Where the ships sail on the sea,
Complete your phase two training,
To become an RMP.

Finally now a Sergeant!
You wear your stripes with pride,
You've given your life and soul for this,
It's been no easy ride!

We'll always be behind you,
Whatever you decide,
But I'll always remember Winchester,
On the day a proud Mum cried.

Comments about Standing Tall by Jayne Davies

  • Jayne Davies (4/21/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    Thank you David! I appreciate the feedback! (Report) Reply

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  • David Wood (4/21/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    What a smashing poem. I can really picture the scene, very vivid colours.10/10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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