A heartfelt blog today!
EVACUEES' BIG DAY!
The children who were children in nineteen-thirty-nine
Are gathering in London on this day.
They are meeting in Saint Paul's Cathedral to recall The War,
Even though they're all so elderly and grey.
And an old Lancaster Bomber will fly above their heads,
In memory of those so-dramatic times,
When the British Isles were threatened by the man with the moustache,
Who committed such demoniacal crimes.
And, above, you see the work of art created to recall
The terrifying trip each had to face,
When they were all uprooted from the families they loved
And sent off to some truly alien place.
And I was one of them, decked out in gas-mask and thick coat
A label round my neck to bear my name.
And none of us then realised the enormity of war;
To me it just seemed like some silly game!
And were I back in England I'd be at Saint Paul's today,
With all the other ancient retirees,
Remembering the dramas of so many years ago,
When we entered history as
A child's-eye view here: