Victoria Hughes

Rookie (01/October/1984 / Widnes, Cheshire)

The Fighter Pilot - Poem by Victoria Hughes

“He flew the planes in the war.”
That’s what she said to me,
“I was so saddened that
For taking him out for a cigarette
He thanked me.

This Hero who saved us
So that we could live and be free,
That for taking him out
From his hospital bed
He was so grateful to me.

I wanted so much to thank him
For saving our lives
All those years ago
His many thanks and gratitude
I wished to forgo.”

“Do those clouds be heavy? ”
“He asked me
Sitting there in his chair.
I think so I replied
Taking in the outside air.

This man who fought
For our freedom
I wheeled him back to his bed
Knowing that really I should be
Thanking him instead.”

© Victoria Hughes 2005

Comments about The Fighter Pilot by Victoria Hughes

  • (12/30/2005 4:46:00 PM)

    I am moved by your word portrait of the fighter pilot.Your thank you to him shines for all the world to see.

    Kindest regards,
    Sandra fowler
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005

[Report Error]