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Last Flight

Squadron leader to his Sergeant.

Another fatality Felicity,
another regimental letter of commiseration,
another space to type in with a name a rank
another space to enter our lives,
on this the darkest of days.
He was my friend Felicity,
an old school chum; we joined up together
for the cause; for dear old Blighty
naively for the thrill.
Here, the earring he wore around his neck
soon to be reunited with the one
his sweetheart holds most dear,
her tatty old airline ticket, also soon to be reunited
with his the one she holds, a memento
of their first meeting on a flight to Paris ‘38’.
Sergeant! Empty your ashtray it’s disgusting.

Harry J Horsman
© 2014




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  1. Date: 12/25/2014 11:48:00 AM

    Merry Christmas Harry, to you and your family, with love! Keith L.
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 10:23:00 PM

    I would like to wish and family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year! Cheers!
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 10:21:00 PM

    I was sure I commented on this, I read this a few days ago, loved it, I was curious the reference to Paris "38"
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 12:56:00 PM

    Wish you Lovely Happy Merry Christmas, my lovely friend.
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 7:24:00 AM

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Harry
  1. Date: 12/23/2014 9:56:00 AM

    loved your entry in this contest. Big congrats for your well deserved win, Harry, and have a very merry christmas!
  1. Date: 12/23/2014 8:36:00 AM

    Wonderful to see your name in the winners' list..Way to go..Congrats..Sara
  1. Date: 12/22/2014 9:44:00 PM

    Brilliant write n win Harry!
  1. Date: 12/22/2014 7:18:00 AM

    Great write and win Harry...congrats
  1. Date: 12/21/2014 3:54:00 PM

    very vivid imagery transported me to the scene - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xxx
  1. Date: 12/21/2014 3:08:00 PM

    stellar piece for craig, harry... your images bring me to the scene.. huggs
  1. Date: 12/21/2014 12:04:00 PM

    many congratulations once more harry as always a star xx
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 10:23:00 PM

    hi, there, Harry. Thanks for seeing my poem today. Get up a new poem for me to see!!
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 7:17:00 PM

    Did you mean Memento? I sometimes end up with different words because of spell checker so I thought that might be the case with "momentum".
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 1:26:00 PM

    Very emotional poem. I like the way you repeat 'another' at the beginning. It drives home the message that this was not an isolated incident, it happened repeatedly on a daily basis.
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 12:19:00 PM

    The ending is cold, and reality check. I love that twist on this sadness!
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 10:57:00 AM

    a feel-good story with images that bring joy to the whole scene, harry.. greeat job!.. huggs
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 7:27:00 AM

    Very nicely penned Harry....best wishes for the contest....
  1. Date: 12/18/2014 6:11:00 AM

    Excellent pen Harry! Very heartwarming poetic piece dear friend. A 7 for you! Wish you a very Merry Christmas! Have a nice day! :) Love and hugs! xxxoxxxx D.
  1. Date: 12/17/2014 1:45:00 PM

    deep touching very beautifully penned piece harry excellent write
  1. Date: 12/15/2014 11:41:00 PM

    What a poignant write, Harry! Its not easy to lose a friend, you take the reader right into their lives and those times.
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 6:43:00 PM

    This is a moving piece Harry,I expect it will do well in the contest. A very well told story.
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 6:29:00 PM

    wow I am inspired briliant as always love xx
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 4:28:00 PM

    Interesting work..I enjoyed reading this one today..Interesting told in poetic form..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 2:04:00 PM

    Hi Harry, an excellent write for Craig's contest! I felt like I was taken to that time, feeling his pain for that lost friend...one for my faves...thanks for stopping by my page. Always good to hear from you, read your wonderful poetry. Have a blessed Christmas season. Hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 11:31:00 AM

    wow, Harry. Is this for that insane contest of Craig's. I can't ever think what to write about airline tickets, etc. I LOVE how you did this. It is really cool. HOpe you are having a very merry Christmas season. luv, Andrea
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 7:41:00 AM

    Oh, Harry. Full of pain, this is. :( Naively for the thrill...a thrill that can kill, Harry. I've missed you. Good to see you here again. Wish I knew all the details of your poem...Hugs
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 6:23:00 AM

    Wow! an Universal truth worded with diamond feeling. Genius is nothing here and not more than you and your pen. Another...after another...to the end...disgusting. You are a total spiritual being, i feel here. Journey never ends.... Loved much and much... Loved always,bl

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