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My Father Was a Soldier

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Poetry and Prose | Comments Off on My Father Was a Soldier

OUR  FATHER,  IN MEMORIUM                November 11/07   My father was a soldier,  In the first and second wars. He joined when he was 15, Had to lie about his age. He ran away from dull school. For he didn’t want to miss, All the fun of shooting Germans, He would shoot between their eyes.   So with very little training, He’s in the thick of it. The mud and blood was knee deep. There was no time to sleep. He was so keen and always brave, The sent him off to OTC. He came back a lieutenant, And told others what to do.   He always led from in front. At 17 they made him...

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