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O Tower of London

By Bob Scott

 

 

 

 

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What reverence you have shown me


As rivers of blood red poppies in your moat do flow


That to match the eyes of Families of long ago

 

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As news of another Son for the cause


Had lost his life to set his Country free


Pain and anguish of broken hearts felt


Another family paid the ultimate price


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 Your poppies stand so strong and upright


In their magnificent coat of Red


Not so! Those of Flanders Fields


So trodden by Soldiers underfoot

 

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Tower of London you have shown your hand


In Proud Remembrance of all those passed


And those too, of the Present

 

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"O" Tower ! Your poppies will not wilt as those passed, but serve as a shining light

 

In that of thousands of homes throughout this land

 

And that of others from lands far beyond these shores

 

That stood forward in our hour of need.

 

 

Poem by Bob Scott 2014

 

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