I am a Wirral based writer and am a co-founder of the Mortonarms Live in, well, Moreton on the Wirral. I have a strong connection to Birkenhead, spreading out to The Wirral and Merseyside in general. I am fairly new to Poetry having only picked up a pen four years ago, obviously I have picked up pens prior to this, and even since, but in a poetical sense, well, you get the gist. I have had some of my scribbles placed in a couple of booklets, but do not consider myself a 'published' poet. Look, I find it difficult to write about myself so thats all you are getting.
Did his father expect to see
the boy he'd sat upon his knee
full of compasion with loving stare
safe within this strong mans care
Did his mother expect to hear
her babies cry, so loud and clear
calling for this woman fair
to soothe his pain and stroke his hair
Did his parents expect their boy
full of life and boundless joy
to run to them with arms held high
to lift him soaring to the sky
Did he know of parents fears
fathers worry, mothers tears
waiting for the news to say
their child was coming home today
Did they know he'd make a stand
for love of them, in far off land
and pray, one day, his task would cease
to change our world from war to peace
Did life conspire to cause such woe
when fortunes changed to make it so
this lasting sorrow, where once was joy
in silked draped coffin, their little boy.
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