DUNKIRK REMEMBERED

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Aug 01, 2017

We faced the artillery,
soldiers and tanks,
We're not looking for
glory, not medals or
thanks,
We'd just like to think
you remember us, too,
Like those Battle of
Britain lads, known as
The Few.

Though not many of
us, we stood side by
side,
As our comrades were
rescued on each rising
tide.
We stood against 
numbers far greater
than ours.
Each minute we held
them to us seemed
like hours!

But hold them we did,
till each bullet was spent.
Then at them with rifle
and bayonet we went.
We were outnumbered
by thousands to one,
But we kept them at bay
until the rescue was done.

A lot of brave lads never
saw the next day,
Thanks to them, though,
their comrades were safely
away.
Now as they assembled
back on Britain's shore,
They rebuilt their strength
and were ready once more.

We that remained were
exhausted and shattered.
Our main forces were safe,
so that's all that mattered.
Those of us left had fought
our last battle,
Were captured and forced
into trucks made for cattle.

Our next years were spent
as prisoners of war,
But we're proud of the job
we stayed behind for.
We don't want you to 
thank us, though it's nice
if you do.
All that we ask is - 
remember us, too.

BY
DARRYL ASHTON     

 

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Frank byrne commented:
Lovely poem Darryl......we must never forget......
Christopher Russon commented:
Excelent poem Darryl.I agree with Frank.

 

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