A Poem For VE Day
There was joy that day.
Strangers kissed and hugged one another
The streets were for dancing.
The roads and avenues closed for so long,
With the torrent, the throng,
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 !