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 from his eyes

His wife left a note that said
we are all alone
the kids miss their daddy
please hurry back home click for more

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For Armistice Day – lest we forget…..

At the going down of the sun...

At the going down of the sun…

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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