Remembrance of Al: A Poem by Carol Good

Bolton Cenotaph
Written by Carol Good

Photo (above) Credit: Patti Foley

The now-too-large blazer
hangs from bony shoulders

Backdrop for ribbonned medals
buffed brass buttons

Crested air crew cap
carefully positioned

Ready for inspection
after more than seventy-five years

Forged by fire
your steely resolve

Kept you coming back
when others did not

Your unrelenting love
a lasting legacy

Annual remembrance
not nearly enough

To honour
your life of service

About the author

Carol Good

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