A time to mourn

A fitting tribute to a life well-lived. Sue’s posted one of her cousin Tony’s poems, written while he was on active service overseas in 1943.

Skorn

I heard today that my dear cousin Tony died last night. A WW ll veteran, he was 93. I shall ss him very much.

He was a poet, and I would like to celebrate his life by sharing one of his poems:

Devon

A fertile land, a richer earth
This is where I had my birth
By the coast of Devon

A land of green, a land of light
This is what I left to fight
For the coast of Devon

A summer sun, a perfect sea
This is where I have to be
By the coast of Devon

A stormy sea, a sullen sky
This is where my parents lie
By the coast of Devon

The cattle graze, the seagulls cry
This is where I wish to die
By the coast of Devon.

[Rest in peace, Tony]

Tony in 1943

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