“This Golden Day – The 8th May”

Today in honouring the fallen, I want to publish a Poem by 11 Year Old Mia IMG_2731Mia Hamer
of Cheslyn Hay Primary School. Mia is my Niece and I think this poem she has written fits the ‘VE in Europe Day
celebrations’ brilliantly.

VE day!

The end of war comes today,
This golden date, the eighth of May.
The sun is shining bright like a diamond,
Whilst we celebrate peace on our proud island.
Patriotically, our flags are raised high,
As the spirit of loved ones smile from the sky.

We miss our loved ones, and those that have gone,
But although we’re mourning, life must go on.
Even though we are jubilant, happy in every way,
Food is still rationed: and that’s the price we pay.
The allies worked hard to bring us peace,
During that struggle, many lives sadly deceased.

Now it’s time for everyone to have some fun!
We must think about the future that has just begun.
For the old, for the young and the ones in between.
Let’s make this the best party that anyone’s ever seen.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more