Woolwich Shines - Tribute To Drummer Lee Rigby

A good friend of mine penned this poem just after the events last week & it went viral around the net:

Just out for a walk after an early stack
Not looking for trouble not watching my back
Mothers with prams holding hands with their kids
Not paying attention to the car as it skids
Caught completely off guard not expecting what comes
One man with a knife another with guns.
No chance of defence no chance to fight back
Looking for help as the cowards attack
An angel arrives as the light turns to grey
A woman attempts to steer attackers away
My last thought of ‘Thank You’ never strays from my brain
As my body shuts down and I feel no more pain.

I look to my left and I look to my right
Thousands of squaddies are all that’s in sight
Uniforms are crisp and their faces are clean
No sign of anger or hate to be seen
As if by command they salute all as one
The RSM smiles, says ‘Welcome home son’.

He has released an E-Book of poetry on Amazon with the proceeds going to forces charities - well worth a read.
There''s a coincidence, some bloke saying he lived in NZ posted that the other day and said his best mate wrote it as well. Must be a nice chap, having so many best mates.


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my best mate was tied to a bed by a nympho he met in a pub and BATMAN dived out of the wardrobe and shagged him whilst she took photos ..... honest

I just heard that Derek Acorah wrote it while channeling the spirit of Wilfred Owen.

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I once cut the grass at the house Wilfred Owen grew up in.

(true that)

Actually, no it isn't. It was either some relation of his that he came to visit, or another war poet that lived there.

I did find Robert Graves grave by accident though, that I'm positive about - it was only a few years ago


I can't really take issue with the OP, except the bit that says "well worth a read".

Something tells me it won't be ....
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