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Remembrance Poems

Welcome to the Torpoint & District Branch of The Royal British Legion

This is a new section dedicated to Poems about Remembrance.  Should you have
some verse that you wish to share, please forward it to torpointrblsecretary@gmx.com
and it will be uploaded and credited accordingly.

The first poem is a great thought provoker and was Written by Larry Vaincourt and was first published in his 1987 Remembrance Day newspaper column.

For more details about Larry please follow this link http://vaincourt.homestead.com/Common_Soldier.html and be sure to click just above the Poem where it says 'click here' to watch the poem performed live in the stage production

BORN LUCKY The Poem really has a deep and meaningful impact when seen and heard live.

The second Poem 'Armistice 2010' was written by Torpoint & District Branch Chairman Steve Lewis in title year and came about by him jotting down a few thoughts about what Armistice meant to him. He hopes that when read people will sit, think about just how lucky we actually are and Remember those who gave their Tomorrows for our Todays.

The third poem was written and kindly submitted for 2012 by Lee Pickard.  It needs no accompanying words.  There are many who could do with reading Lee's offering; maybe then they'd appreciate the sacrifice and suffering of so many that we may be free today.

The latest poem was submitted after the Chairman Steve Lewis had an epiphany on the train back from RBL HQ in London on 7th October.  Within 45 minutes the poem was done.  It has since been offered to the Torpoint Community College Drama Students who, after just one hour, interpreted to a small audiance bringing the Author to tears. 

 

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