Tribute To Old Soldier

PUBLISHED: 12:27 10 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010

Old Soldier British Legion man Colourful with medals On processional days The War Memorial On the Ely Market Square Was his voluntary And special care He tended it Brushed it Polished it He joked and laughed With everyone Drilled and inspected Every

Old Soldier

British Legion man

Colourful with medals

On processional days

The War Memorial

On the Ely Market Square

Was his voluntary

And special care

He tended it

Brushed it

Polished it

He joked and laughed

With everyone

Drilled and inspected

Every poppy wreath

With his mind

Forever fixed

...on the going down of the sun

And in the morning

In memory of the late Henry Richardson

DENIS GRIFFITHS

Victoria Street

Ely

Pic cap: Denis Griffiths, poet and Japanese POW, a polish hero, unknown, and the late Henry Richardson.

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