Santa’s Soldier by Jake Vos

‘Twas the night before christmas in a war over seas a soldier said a prayer by his bed on his knees He said ‘I don’t wanna be here but I can not leave Lord please let my family have a great christmas eve’ This soldier I speak of Will Have Christmas alone all that he has is a package from home Inside of the package was a great surprise it was a picture of his family he wiped the tears […]

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For Armistice Day – lest we forget…..

THE DUGOUT by Siegfried Sasson   Why do you lie with your legs ungainly huddled, And one arm bent across your sullen, cold, Exhausted face? It hurts my heart to watch you, Deep-shadowed from the candle’s guttering gold; And you wonder why I shake you by the shoulder; Drowsy, you mumble and sigh and turn your head… You are too young to fall asleep for ever; And when you sleep you remind me of the dead.  

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