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Starman

December 15, 2015

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Today a humble hero goes into space To the ISS he will live through three seasons Watching the world spin below As we watch in rapt awe This Starman goes where many have gone before He not the first Briton up there either Yet history is made this day As he sits and waits for […]

Distant Memory

August 29, 2015

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*The following poem is dedicated to Palmyra and its heroic retired antiquities chief Khaled al-Asaad who was beheaded by ISIL after being tortured for a month to get information about the city and its treasures, refusing to give any information to his captors and ultimately lost his life for it. May he always be remembered […]

Lionheart

April 25, 2015

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A noble king leaves his land To go to Jerusalem To fight in a holy crusade With spear, shield and blade Whilst his people are left behind Ruled by his brother unkind A legend will spring up whilst away Of a Hooded Man that will live for many days So the Lionheart enters desert lands […]

Divine Wind

November 22, 2014

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This poem is based on an article I read on the National Geographic website which you can read here The fleet set sail on calm waters Full of the arrogance of the conqueror For all had fell before their might The Japanese would now fall to their sword But the people of the east had […]

Under A Different Moon

November 15, 2014

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He sailed out to sea early in the day On a mission is his ship, months he could be away To fight the forces of the French and the Spanish To send them packing across the sea to banish As he left that cold morning on the docks He looked to the window, by the […]

The Charge

November 5, 2014

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I see through eyes filled with smoke and fear Try to hold back the tide of tears That will eventually fall if let Brought on by the horror’s I’ll not forget A yellow green haze fills the air As men choke on chemical warfare Our masks offer no protection at all As men all around […]

The Lost Soldier

September 30, 2014

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His heart beating in time with the bombs He gets ready to jump over the trench of the Somme Commanding officers and friends close by feel the same As they prepare to play this dangerous game Shaking with fear but ready to go He tries to hide his emotions but they do show Just turned […]