GG's poem for a hero.

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GG's poem for a hero.
« on: April 18, 2020, 13:26 »
It needs a bit of work but it's the best I can do for the moment.

WITH APOLOGIES TO DAVID BOWIE


Captain Tom to NHS.
Captain Tom to NHS.
You made me feel so very blessed
Now my heart goes out to you.

I will raise a thousand pounds
To help you get your caps and gowns.
Itís just my way of saying thanks
For all you did for me.

NHS to Captain Tom.
NHS to Captain Tom.
Your medals shine like nurseís watches.
Time-pieces of pride.

Thatís a marathon
That few have ever done.
Just do one more lap then have a little rest.

Whilst youíre sitting in the sunshine
With your days long gone by,
At least the sky was blue and not a rainy day.
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.

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Re: GG's poem for a hero.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 12:58 »
Sorry folks. It needed a lot of working before I posted it on here.

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Re: GG's poem for a hero.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 12:40 »
I am going to post a controversial opinion, so stop reading if you are easily offended.

I agree it is fantastic he raised so much money, but I hesitate to go as far as calling him a hero. He walked round his garden, which is not really a difficult thing to do if you can walk, and the risk is minimal given that any poblems, you take a break and go indoors. The reason he has raised so much money is purely because of his age. If someone half his age decided to walk round their garden 100 times and asked for donations, would they raise £26 million? Somehow I doubt it. If I decided to climb all the Munros of Scotland without the aid of motorised transport, I very much doubt I would raise that much money, even though there is a significant chance I would die trying.

My hope is that this is not going to be used as another stick to beat young people with (an insidious hobby in the UK). It is the younger generations that are currently taking risks with their own health doing the essential jobs to keep us going and get us through this mess, and it would be incredible hypocrisy if people who applaud the NHS on Thursday evening then turn round and say young people are lazy and useless, look what this centarian did, without any thought as to the primary reason why it has received so much global attention.

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Re: GG's poem for a hero.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 12:46 »
Gosh, GG I do hope that hasn't upset you.  Mrs Bouquet
Dux Femina Facti

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Re: GG's poem for a hero.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 11:57 »
MB, somehow I agree with you. All this lock-down has produced something like mass hysteria, and you only have to remember a certain princesses' funeral to understand how people's minds work in times of crisis. Nevertheless, others have also been doing their bit no matter how small to get our NHS finally recognised for all it's done for us over the years. About time too!  ;)



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