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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



Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/2/2015 7:43:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your work this evening. Thanks for your kind comment Harry I haven't heard from you in too long. Happy New Year too! Light & Love
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Date: 1/2/2015 10:03:00 AM
Poor sergeant....what a hard job he had..touching story Harry....I see congratulations are also appropriate.... well deserved...
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Date: 12/31/2014 1:36:00 AM
oh and a very happy new year to one of my fave guys!!
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Date: 12/31/2014 1:35:00 AM
Harry thanks for seeing my recent posts. Were you a part of shadowpoetry?? I am really curious if you may have been in the community and I missed you there!!
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Date: 12/29/2014 10:02:00 AM
I enjoyed your story, congratulations!
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Date: 12/29/2014 7:04:00 AM
A well presented view of great tragedy and the commonplace Harry, here's wishing you more Success through the coming year..'
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Date: 12/29/2014 5:10:00 AM
- Always a pleasure to read your poems, Harry ! - Thank you for the year 2014 - looking forward to a new year with my friends here at "soup" - Happy new year dear friend - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/28/2014 10:01:00 AM
very moving write, Harry. Hope you had a very merry Xmas, my friend
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Date: 12/27/2014 12:26:00 PM
really fine read, harry.. sweet congrats and merry holydays!.. huggs
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Date: 12/27/2014 10:00:00 AM
Sorry for late, my lovely friend, wishing you congrats on your win. Loved always,bl
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Date: 12/27/2014 5:34:00 AM
Excellent write, Harry! Your friend's last flight is an example of many others whose journeys came to a sudden end. // have a nice weekend and all the best for 2015. // paul
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Date: 12/25/2014 11:05:00 PM
Harry, Stopping by to say hi, and wish you the best... Enjoy your days and the coming New Year. Love ~LINDA~
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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!
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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"
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Date: 12/24/2014 12:56:00 PM
Wish you Lovely Happy Merry Christmas, my lovely friend.
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Date: 12/24/2014 7:24:00 AM
Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Harry
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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!
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Date: 12/23/2014 8:36:00 AM
Wonderful to see your name in the winners' list..Way to go..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 12/22/2014 9:44:00 PM
Brilliant write n win Harry!
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Date: 12/22/2014 7:18:00 AM
Great write and win Harry...congrats
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Date: 12/21/2014 3:54:00 PM
very vivid imagery transported me to the scene - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xxx
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Date: 12/21/2014 3:08:00 PM
stellar piece for craig, harry... your images bring me to the scene.. huggs
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Date: 12/21/2014 12:04:00 PM
many congratulations once more harry as always a star xx
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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!!
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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".
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Date: 12/19/2014 2:11:00 PM
thanks Richard already changed this once,,,
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