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Bonjour La France (Haiku)

Gull sits on the Thames
Bobbing on muddy water
Drifting out to sea

Gull out sur la mer
En direction de Français
Et bonjour la France!!!

The Six Nations

Italy, Ireland
Wales, Scotland and France
Not forgetting the English
Who stand a fair chance
Of winning the six nations
By ruck and by maul
For victory is insight
With elliptical ball
And muddied persuasion
To kick and to run
Whilst the rest of us watch
Drink beer and have fun!

Gilbert XT400 Rugby ball.

Gilbert XT400 Rugby ball. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Always

A dedication to those who served in the D-Day Landings (6th June 1944)

I will never forget you
Always; always there
The men that went to save us all
From tyranny; despair
Ahead the roaring Dakota
To bring about new light
A light that now shines luminously
Across the world tonight

I will never forget you
Always; Always true
On beach history surging forward
Yet for many their adieu
And you?  It cost everything
Past this world to the next
Your sacrifice; the final one
In a place so very vexed

I will never forget you
Always; Always young
At peace now from the cries of war
Your old age n’er to be sung
And me; I will remember well
The chaos and the pain
The costly price of freedom, may
It never be in vain

We will never forget you
Always ; always there
The men that went to save us all
From tyranny; despair
And let the lessons learnt stay true
The guns of war now cease
Uphold the light of soldiers in
Hope of a world at peace

Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.  BBC Radio Lincolnshire played a tape recording of four Veterans from the county through the day, Tony Blackman, Arthur Ernie Coville, Bernard John Hale and John Summerson.  It concluded “I want to go back to leave some of myself behind to the fallen lads that I knew – I shall always think about those that we left behind – always” 

We will remember them – always.

Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Stuck At Sea

Out on the channel once t’was bad
With gusts and gales so strong
That on a ferry we got stuck
For ten or twelve hours long

To taxi up and down the coast
From Calais to Dieppe
The waves were high as high can be
And decks just so wind swept

With rain that lashed and battered
And lightning that was bad
And thunder that just pounded
To make the children sad

For all the ports were closed to ships
And none could stop and dock
So left to rock on the rough sea
We saw it round the clock!