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His Fate Long Sealed



10/11/2012

The drummer beat the call to arms
But no one moved for all was calm
All on parade 'neath stones so white
Such a solemn, somber sight

But in the corner of the field
A lad stood tall no arms to wield
No suit of armour or battle dress
But in his hands a regiments crest

He never uttered a single word
Then sang a song as sweet as a bird
Whilst from his eyes rained tiny tears
Melting the hearts of those older by years

As the sun then set as it had before
The bugler played last post for sure
And in the corner of the field
The lad was gone his fate long sealed
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Submitted on December 12, 2015

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Mark Nadin (The Deal Poet)

Mark Nadin has lived in Deal since his birth in 1962. Deal is a coastal town in the South East Corner of Englan on the Kent Coast Mark spent a lot of his childhood on the beach and on a farm where his love with nature began Deal was the home of the Roysl Marines School of Music and as a child he wanted to join the military but due to chronic asthma this never happened His love of the coast and the military come through in many of his poems that he has written since his teenage years, however he only started keeping the in 2011 after his marriage broke up He used his poetry as a way of expressing himself and also as a means of therapy more…

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