Woolwich Shines - Tribute To Drummer Lee Rigby

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by mad_collie, May 31, 2013.

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  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
  3. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    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

  4. Was your good friend frothing at the mouth as he wrote it?

  5. Nah blubbing their eyes out on the bus.
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  6. Heard that waaay back in the 70s :) My mate told me.
  7. I wrote that and my mate watched me.
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  8. 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
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  9. That's one of the worst pieces of doggerel I've ever seem, truly - mindbendingly crap.

    Did he write one about Santa and a soldier as well?
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  10. ¡¡SHITE!!

    Whatever else you do today, don't read that on a bus
  11. I know Mad Collie of old, if he said it was his mate then it was
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  12. Did I walk into the NAAFI by mistake?
  13. What are you doing in here anyway, I thought you weren't allowed in serious forums and banished to the NAAFI Bar only?
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  14. I managed to get in.

    Is sluggy on RoP's again or still?