VE DAY – 2020
No massed parades, no booming guns
Saluting those who fell on our behalf,
So long ago.
Instead, this year, we hold them in our heart
And fly our home-made flags and cheer,
Stood carefully apart.
Some can recall the actual day but ALL
Can pray in gratitude: give thanks
For our deliverance.
And too, salute the ‘fresh-come’ heroes
Of a newer war; as yet unwon.
It’s right to cheer and wave our flags,
Give vent to pride in nation. But too,
Within ourselves, let’s spend the day in
Our thanks go to Charles Gorer for allowing us to share his poem