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Poetry from within

A lassie's dream

Is there ever a time when you sit and think

Of how your life could have been

Would you really have altered many things

For many you couldn’t have foreseen

Think to the times when a Lass at school

Many a laugh you had with your mates

Or perhaps there was a special someone

You’d meet at the garden gates

Of the times you’d go to parties

Perhaps even your first dance

And the lads with their standard chat-up lines

Hoping you’d give them a chance

Of a date to go to the Cinema

Or just an innocent walk in the Park

But always with a warning from your Dad

To make sure you were home by dark

But your mind travels on to the lad that you met

Who from your feelings you tried to hide

And then the inevitable happened

And Prince Charming asked you to be his Bride

From there the two of you travelled on

Your inspiration a Service life

For your Husband a career in the RAF

And for you a Serviceman’s Wife

At first the time it seemed to stand still

Each moment you were living your dream

But then the years gathered momentum

And the speed that they passed was extreme

In that time you had many a laugh

And I dare say you shed a few tears

Not least as you looked back at the Guardroom, for the last time

Where have they gone those 38 years

So now you have to move forward

To a full life in “civvy street”

Knowing it could be a daunting task

New colleagues and friends to meet

But instead of staying in Barracks or Quarters

A house of your own you’d acquire

Away from the humdrum of the City

With a nice garden where you’d sit and retire

Tho’ now and again life has it’s snags

And the hand that you’re dealt may seem rough

Adversity often builds extra determination

To fight when the going gets tough

I thought these words I’d write for you Dear Friend

Because I honestly & truly believe

When you’ve read them it will give you a lift to your Life

Especially as it’s CHRISTMAS EVE.

Dennis Shrubshall

FootNote: 24th December 2007