roy may Poems
|1.||The Epitaph Of An Unbeliever||4/26/2011|
|2.||Who Are You?||4/26/2011|
|4.||Staring Into The Mist||4/26/2011|
|7.||This Slimming Lark||4/26/2011|
|11.||Why Do We Write?||4/27/2011|
|13.||The Menu That Built The Empire||4/27/2011|
|19.||The Vanishing Skylark||4/27/2011|
|21.||Under The Old Red Duster (The Flag Of The British Merchant Navy)||4/26/2011|
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Under The Old Red Duster (The Flag Of The British Merchant Navy)
The Battle of the Atlantic
We’ve heard of the famous Mighty Hood that was sunk by a Bismarck shell
We know how many men were lost and the Skippers name as well
We’ve seen the Battleship Barham rolling on her side
before the huge explosion in which so many died
The Repulse and Prince of Wales on rout to the Singapore post
Both lost to the Jap torpedo planes off the Malaya coast
There’s a film about the Kelly sunk in the battle of Crete
And of the famous River Plate where we inflicted defeat
Yet who knows the names of the merchant ships sunk almost every ...
The pen is greater than the sword or so it’s often said.
A poet’s word still stirs the heart long after he is dead.
The 'Elegy' of Thomas Gray can still provoke a thought.
And Campbell’s 'Ullin’s Daughter' proves that anger gains you nought.
What of the tales of Highwaymen that Alfred Noyes wrote,
We all felt sorry for the man with lace bunched at his throat.
Omar Khayyam’s finger writes and having writ moves on.
But still his clever verse delights long after he has gone.