Monday, 14 November 2016

A Minute's Silence

High Wycombe, 8th November 2015



A Minute's Silence

Stand here a while and I'll tell you
If the guttering's clogged up with grass
Or if a shower of pigeons passed
While those two still necking on the ridge

These same shop fronts in '29
Have seen this scene a hundred times
While those two strut and brood
We limp along,  our lives, our loss, oh look..

.... A lady's collapsed

Was it the weight of years or tears
Or just that weariness came to pass?
We're here to honour the fallen
Well, here's another one, alas.

(c) O Derry Boy 2015

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