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Quote/Poem Sir Galahad

Discussion in 'Military Quotes & Poems' started by John A Silkstone, Jun 19, 2012.


  1. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    As it's the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict I thought this poem should be aired again.

    Silky

    THE EVE OF THE SINKING OF SIR GALAHAD

    Sir Galahad, Sir Galahad
    My heart for you doth weep
    You’re going to die tomorrow
    So that fifty souls can sleep

    For on a cold June morning
    Rained madness from the sky
    Our soldiers, screamed and perished
    You heard and knew not why

    You burnt and writhed and twisted
    And you knew all their pain
    But you kept it all within you
    Your memories and our slain

    Your burning funeral pyre
    Was there for all to see
    A reminder of man’s inhumanity
    And of how stupid we can be

    But when you die Sir Galahad
    The picture God will see
    Mankind washing its conscience
    In this cold and bitter sea

    So Sir Galahad we will sink you
    We will send you to the deep
    Lay quiet in your watery grave
    And guard our soldiers sleep

    For your name will stand in history
    As guardian of our slain
    You will die with honour
    While men will bare the shame

    (This poem was written by Jack Crummic, bosun on the
    Tugboat “Typhoon” and handed to WO2 Viner RAMC.)
     
  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Great poem Silky thanks for posting it (Y)
     
  3. airborne

    airborne Mi Captain MI.Net Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for posting Silky.
     
  4. Anne williams

    Anne williams Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Thank u so much for posting this poem .. I read this poem out in school assembly as a ten year old as both my uncles were on the sir galahad, and for yrs I've tried to find it x
     
  5. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Glad you found it Anne and welcome to MI.Net
     
  6. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    Hi Anne and welcome to the site.

    Silky
     

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