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  69.     

A Soldier's Story

They chose a lovely sunny day
a day with azure sky
to picnic on the upland way
and say a sad goodbye.
Then at a cool and lonely place
they sat beside a stream
and in the quiet of the hour
recalled love's magic theme.

Beneath a shady woodland tree
the tree where first they met
many endless tears were shed
before the sun was set.
And later in the dead of night
when the moon shone in its glory,
stolen moments came to an end
the finale of a soldier's story.
 
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  70.     

Achieve Greatness

Rictameter poem
Syllables 2-4-6-8-10
And return.

Study
art of masters
never is it too late
to leave futilities behind
and enter an evening college gate
be one of the poetic kind
even higher than great
'now' is time to
Study
 
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  71.     

Belief in God

Surely, the wicked at heart
Will never outnumber
The pure of heart,
And bring some kind of
Anarchy ~ insurgency...
For this would be a tragedy.

If this ever came to be
I, for one, would wish to be
Across the Bay, over the rainbow
To that fair land faraway.

Belief in God is the one solution,
Meaning of life, lack of confusion,
Anarchy and revolution lead to
Chaos...have no illusion!

Surely, the wicked at heart
Will never outnumber
The pure of heart,
And bring some kind of
Raging sea, for this
Could be our destiny.
 
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  72.     

Britain's Slough and Upton

Brief Synopsis:

Just prior to German air raids on Slough
in World War Two, Thames Valley was
progressing with a new industrial plan,
which could have brought distress to
the peaceful rural land...John Betjeman,
the poet, wrote rhyming words to disapprove;
what more could a disappointed Laureate do?

'Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough,
it isn't fit for humans now'. John Betjeman.

But Slough today is a pleasant town,
where every amenity can be found...
and yew trees surround the graveyard
of the Norman Church of renown.
'Twas here ~ in his own Slough garden
Sir William Hershall of astronomy fame
built the world's large telescope,
for which stargazers honour his name.
And Sir Thomas Gray, poet supreme,
wrote a most delightful theme:
I now quote the first four lines of a very
long poem from historical times:

'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
the lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
the plowman homeward plods his weary way
and leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Thomas Gray.
 
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