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skimming the blue

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Skimming the blue

  Beneath the earth sleeping, silent to this day lay a squadron fit for heroes,
Crated and at prey, years of torment endured, destined for the skies,
Brave wings of might capture British heart’s, buried from prying eyes.

 Denied by fate freedom of flight, the battle seen by many,
Built for speed with athletic lines and engineered by the penny.
Poetic, Britannia’s shield they carry, Britain’s sweat and tears, 
Twenty times the grave men dug, 
Caressed in oil and grease they lay for years and years.

 Until the day restoration comes, eternally they would stay,
Exhumed from their earthly tombs silently they prey
No man could endeavour to save a nation without those steely knights
 And finally when the heavens call and winds blow across wings in flight
 Inspiration their final gift, in memory of their comrades plight.

 With wings of glory and youth onboard given gods holy grace
The lost squadron abandoned will be reborn and finally learn their fate,
Poetic that Merlin engines sound, thundering across British skies,
 Loved by British hearts and minds bringing a tear to a knowing eye.


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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Paul, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Glad to see you among the poets on the soups front page. Love your wonderful verse. Have your self a nice & beautiful Sunday... ~PD

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:19:00 PM
    I like your bio poem Paul.... enjoyed reading your first poem...pd