Welcome My Brave Friend

Terry Trainor By Terry Trainor, 10th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3p10ie8_/
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About a brave foot soldier that lived for years in the trenches during the great war, he was a man of courage a man who cared.

Welcome My Brave Friend

Hi my friend and welcome to my house take my hand you are now in heaven,
Away from flooded trenches the years of sodden clothes you always wore,
Eating tins of rat infested meat, maggots sharing your food your life,
Tell me my friend how did you cope with the shells all day every day.

You helped a young sixteen year old who took the kings shilling early,
To him war was romantic he felt good when he wore the kings uniform,
You were there and you helped him as he begged to go home to run away,
You gave him some of your steel my friend you protected and taught him.

The whistle went you climbed the ladder stood in no-mans land you waited,
On a sea of thick and cloying mud that was once a fragrant colored meadow,
You ran in front of him to take the first bullet the boy owed you his life,
And when he fell you knelt by his side he wanted you to be his real father.

In the torn fields you hated your trenches as much as any man yet you cared,
I don't think anybody has seen so many men die before it was the war of wars,
Fear makes men evil taking them to a level of darkness they have never known,
There is always one that stands high above all and you my friend are that one.

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Death Of Loved One, Deaths, Great War, Scared, Shells, Trenches

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author avatar Terry Trainor
I am a Poet.
My passion is to write about nature and the history of nature.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
10th Dec 2012 (#)

This is a real gem Terry. full of deep emotion , fear and horror. thank you for sharing this with us all . Stella

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author avatar Terry Trainor
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Good morning Stella and how are you. Thanks for the comment and thanks for your fantastic card.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
11th Dec 2012 (#)

You are more than welcome Terry . I am very well thank you ,and I am glad you like the card . Expect another soon

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Dec 2012 (#)

We enjoy the freedom that has been hard won - let us cherish what we have. Great feelings expressed - siva

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author avatar Terry Trainor
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Siva my very good friend

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author avatar Retired
19th Dec 2012 (#)

he must have been relieved

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author avatar Terry Trainor
19th Dec 2012 (#)

I bet he was.

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