Tag Archives: remembrance day

The man without a face

I wrote this several years ago now. In some ways, it feels wrong to repost it… as if by doing so I am not giving enough for what has been given. And yet, this man has stayed with me for … Continue reading

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Remembering

My mother was not quite seventeen when I was born. She and my father, just three years her senior, had married early as he had joined the army. They were still living close to home when I first came into … Continue reading

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Poppies for peace

There is a gentleman I know, a man of the sea, whose name is Mick. Not a young man, not any more. Today his boots will be polished, his medals will gleam on his chest, and his beloved dog will … Continue reading

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