Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Skydiver!

                                                                                   Press Photograph

RUBY TUESDAY

SKYDIVER!

Once has was a Desert Rat!
Now! What do you make of that?
It means that once in World War Two
He just did what he had to do.
He fought in the desert against the Hun
And as we know, the fight was won!
And so he's a hero, from times past,
But hero-worship doesn't last.
So now at the age of ninety-two
He's doing 'what he has to do'!
Proving his heroism is alive
He's preparing to go aloft and dive!
And who better to fulfill his dream
Than the men of the Red Devils team?
These pilots skim the British skies
As we look on with goggle-eyes.
The upper air is their domain
As they twist and swoop and climb again,
Crossing over in mid-air
And never turning a single hair!
Congratulations to all heroes
(My bravery's expressed in zeros!)
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UPPING THE ANTI


The ant knows about co-operation
The ant can't do anything alone.
He can't live his life in isolation.
Solitary, underneath a stone.
The ant knows we need to help each other,
The ant's only tiny but he's wise.
He knows he must walk beside his brother,
If he wants to win that very special prize.
The ant hill is something quite enormous,
Each ant building just a little part.
Those same ants are trying to inform us
That we need co-operation from the start.
The ant isn't ever self-sufficient,
The ant never thinks he's number one,
He knows on his own he's not proficient
And he knows one little ant can't get things done.
The ant knows he can't work as a single
The burdens would be much too much to bear.
He knows he and his fellow ants must mingle.
Every ant must pull his weight and do his share.
An ant's such a very little creature,
And we to him are an enormous size,
But the ant can be our most important teacher;
Co-operation's bound to win the prize.
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7 comments:

EG Wow said...

He sky dived at 92? Amazing. My bravery is expressed in zeros too. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Great work. Again!

reg said...

Now that looks like it would have been a blast

Ann said...

Once a soldier, always a soldier.
He is so brave.
My daughter went once.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

He looks pretty good for 92! If you've done it before, why not again at 92? He probably loves to do it, never mind the hero bit!

A 2 Z said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing. He certainly is an inspiration.

Anne-Marie

Susan L (lily40au) said...

too scary for me ... but i take my hat off to him. it shows you can and should live your life up to the last day.
My Ruby Redness