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Goodnight Captain Tom

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He wasn’t just a Captain, or a soldier or a man,
He was a shining beacon sent to show us that we ‘can’.
Our wartime covid hero, even though he lost his fight,
He brought so much to others, in darkness he was light.

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Sir Tom, you kept us going when we felt that we could not,
You brought your old-school gumption, made us happy with our lot.
Your 100 years alive, ended with a gallant flourish,
You reminded us we’re warriors, you helped us find our courage.

So rest, at last, in heaven, with the heroes you have matched,
We will not forget your journey, from that little plan you hatched.
Your daily walk went global and spread joy to every heart,
Giving hope and fight to all, letting light into the dark.

Donna Ashworth

Author History Will Remember When The World Stopped: poems from a pandemic https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BDWY9CP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_YBFEVEED28RWBJ01TJJQ

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