I should have known

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Opinion - Anony­mous By email

I did not know my fa­ther,

I should have known

I did not know the part he played, The fu­ture he fought for

I should have known.

He came back, wounded sap­per in trench and un­der­ground

He was cited for a medal, he never got.

I did not know.

A young man at 18, an old man at 21.

Wipers (Ypres) he saw, not as I have seen but razed to the ground.

No mis-spent youth, just spent youth!

He fought for King and coun­try and for me

I am of­ten sad cos I’d not known Dad

I wish I had

Hand-knit­ted and cro­cheted pop­pies at Wells Cathe­dral, by Syd­ney Fear

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