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Life in the trenches – Promote Yourself

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Shells are exploding

Rapidly above my trench,
They blow themselves to
Pieces with all of the
Enemies hatred and rage.
The tremendous blast is
Overwhelming; my ears
can not cope with the
Exploding rage; gloomy,
Deep red blood is beginning
To pour out from my
Shell-shocked ear drums.

It is impossible to avoid the
Horror-stricken sight of
One of my mates wailing
And screaming in agony, as
They die a very slow and cumbersome
Death.

My colonel shouted, “Into no man’s land you go! ”
There’s no time to prepare for the hell of a battle
Which awaits me. I feel a shudder of anxiety
Tingle down my spine; as the dark and mysterious
Shadows of no man’s land hang solemnly above
My trench, and into the depths of the murky
And eerie mud below.

I must put all of those terrible and
Patronising thoughts and sights aside,
For it is my destiny to climb
Over the flesh shredding barbed wire,
And venture deep into no man’s land.

A silent wind – Promote Yourself

Blow_Blow_Thou_Winter_Wind – YOUR FAVOURITE POEM

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As a friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

by William Shakespeare

YOUR FAVOURITE POEM SENT IN BY YOU

WHAT’S YOUR’S

THE POINTS OF THE COMPASS

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North, south, east or west, which direction is the best,
It depends upon where we are and where we want to go,
The points of the compass will point us in the right direction,
But they don’t tell us everything that we need to know.
 
Will the direct route provide for our requirements?
Or would a detour be better for our comforts sake?
The direct route might not always be the best,
If we think so we could be making a mistake.
 
Are there any mountains, rivers or streams along the way?
Are there any built up areas suffering congestion?
Are there any road works likely to delay us?
All of these should be open to our question.
 
The answer might remind us of the problems,
That we are likely to meet upon life’s way,
The direct route might well be the shortest,
Bu could take longer if we face an unexpected delay.
 
We have to take a similar view to the way of life,
For the way of life has many obstacles on the way,
The distractions, temptations and diversions,
Are the problems we have to face every day.
 
The points of the compass might be important,
But to point the way is the only thing they can do,
They do not identify the problems we might face,
They do not point to the best way for me and you.
 
It is far better to listen to experienced travellers,
To listen to the advice they are prepared to give,
They can advise us how to surmount the problems we might face,
And point to the best way for us to live.
 
 
North, south, east or west, which direction is the best,
It depends upon where we are and where we want to go,
The points of the compass will point us in the right direction,
But they don’t tell us everything that we need to know.
 
Will the direct route provide for our requirements?
Or would a detour be better for our comforts sake?
The direct route might not always be the best,
If we think so we could be making a mistake.
 
Are there any mountains, rivers or streams along the way?
Are there any built up areas suffering congestion?
Are there any road works likely to delay us?
All of these should be open to our question.
 
The answer might remind us of the problems,
That we are likely to meet upon life’s way,
The direct route might well be the shortest,
Bu could take longer if we face an unexpected delay.
 
We have to take a similar view to the way of life,
For the way of life has many obstacles on the way,
The distractions, temptations and diversions,
Are the problems we have to face every day.
 
The points of the compass might be important,
But to point the way is the only thing they can do,
They do not identify the problems we might face,
They do not point to the best way for me and you.
 
It is far better to listen to experienced travellers,
To listen to the advice they are prepared to give,
They can advise us how to surmount the problems we might face,
And point to the best way for us to live.
Ron Martin

“This too shall pass” – Promote Yourself

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The air and it’s clouds

Wispy wonders that flow through the air
Or bubbly blobs that move here and there
Cirrus and Stratus an unlikely pair
Whilst Cumulonimbus brings rain and despair
 
Up in the air there’s a candy floss land
That no-one can touch with a regular hand
Try as they may, try as they might
Most of the clouds come out late at night
 
Then one day, from out of nowhere
Came Cirrocumulus bibbly bubbly everywhere
He flew up and down making mackerel sky
How wonderful did everyone cry
 
Then as the night came, our bobbly friend
Whispered away the early day clouds
Waiting for sunrise to come over the land
He looked at the watch he kept on his hand
 
Drifting away he closed his eyes
Dreaming ’bout a wonderful surprise
As Cirrus did go, Stratus did come
A lovely time, oh what fun
 
By Erin Holmes and Mollie Smith(both aged 13years)
(02/07/12)
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