Stephen Walshe

Rookie (19 December 1953 / Chelsfield. Kent)

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I am a serving Firefighter (39 years) in London.I have written quite a few poems concentrating on WW2, we all these days complain so much about the trials and tribulations we go through but forget how our freedom of speech and actions were afforded us by past generations. I hope through my poems to at least ask people to think on our dues. more »

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How Soon They Forget!

This poem is dedicated to all the members of the RAF of WW2(my father included) for their sacrifice so we could live and complain as we do.
Our innocent youth was used and lost
To fight for Freedoms Cause
Whatever the cost;
The friends we made so fast
Some to fade
Some to last;
To live or die
Was but a pause;
How soon they forget!
Winged chariots rusted and bent
No use for modern fray
Engines silent
Their power spent
No more the shout “ Contact - chocks away; “
How soon they forget!
Hero’s of the past; our tales we ...

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