Grandads leather belt
My Grandad wore his leather belt with pride
Lions head buckle he polished till it shone
Always said I could have it when he died
His death came and then I felt so alone .
During the d.day landings on sword beach
Fellow soldier hit in German air raid
A place of safety he just could not reach
But grandad saw him and went to his aid.
After the war he sent Grandad a box
Inside was a belt and note which read
A lions courage and strength of an ox
If you hadn't helped me I'd have been dead.
I look at his belt and courage I see
Feeling honoured that he left it to me.
Written 25th September 2018.
The above verse is a fictional write.
Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2018