The Other Armed Forces Day

other armed forces

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  1. Russell James says:

    Southampton Dock, Pink Floyd

    They disembarked in 45
    And no-one spoke and no-one smiled
    There were to many spaces in the line.
    Gathered at the cenotaph
    All agreed with the hand on heart
    To sheath the sacrificial Knifes.
    But now
    She stands upon Southampton dock
    With her handkerchief
    And her summer frock clings
    To her wet body in the rain.
    In quiet desperation knuckles
    White upon the slippery reins
    She bravely waves the boys Goodbye again.

    And still the dark stain spreads between
    His shoulder blades.
    A mute reminder of the poppy fields and graves.
    And when the fight was over
    We spent what they had made.
    But in the bottom of our hearts
    We felt the final cut.

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