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Come friendly bombs | by Steve Punter
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Come friendly bombs

Fall on me

quietly

said a queerly

loving

lovingly

odd Sir John

 

B

 

The really odd

the queer

thing is

 

I see soldiers

Not Slough

most of my days

in red and blue

not grey

and not shot up

or bombed

in red

my

Beloved troopers

It is true

 

How about

you?

 

If you can't walk in Whitehall

where do you see

boys

 

changing

 

Guarding

 

like this

 

willing to die

for you?

 

Red and Blue

 

So he comes from Leeds

and places north

not Slough

of John Betjeman's day

even if you seldom see

him on

your TV

today

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Taken on December 17, 2008