by | Sep 2, 2009 | Poetry | 0 comments

Seventy years ago today
We were mobilized for war
As the Germans would no longer delay
Their preparations to attack Warsaw.
In the war that followed millions died
As country after country fell
To a man who achieved power because he lied.
For the millions who suffered, it was a living hell.
For our soldiers, sailors and airmen who bravely fought
At times it seemed it was all for naught.
As ships and aircraft and lives were lost
Our only victory was over Britain at a heavy cost
Until Montgomery sent Rommel into full retreat
And defeated the Afrika Corps, the German elite.
Thousand bomber raids on Berlin began to turn the tide
And as the Russians and Allies rapidly advanced
The Germans had nowhere to hide.
The Atom bombs were dropped
And killed thousands of Japs
Which brought the final victory
Into the Allies laps.


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