A Poem For VE Day

There was joy that day.

Happiness, laughter

Strangers kissed and hugged one another

The streets were for dancing.

The roads and avenues closed for so long,

With the torrent, the throng,

Of destruction

And cruel heartless war,

Were open once more.

Now people sang,

Children could return home,

Jimmy could go to sleep in his own little room again !

Amid the pain and terrible loss

Was a courage,

A will to survive, to celebrate,

To smile and love again.

Gone the siren's fearful scream,

Peace had come at last !

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Hannah Collins

Fri 8th May 2020 09:09

Thank you so much Martin and Abdul for your lovely comments.

Hannah

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Martin Elder

Thu 7th May 2020 23:00

a lovely poem Hannah. A real sense of celebration after the storm of war.
Nice one

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Abdul Ahmad

Thu 7th May 2020 19:46

A poem full of hope in adversity and realized with the coming of peace _ joyfully celebrated.
Enjoyed reading it.

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