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This is a new edit of a poem I wrote ages ago, though I’m not sure if it’s been up on the blog before. It’s based on conversations with my dad about his dad, who died when he was quite young. He knows he worked for the post office radio, but he was apparently sworn to secrecy about his work in the war, so it’s all fairly speculative, but it’s nice to think he was working for something good.

My grandfather worked in the radio

We still don’t know what he did

My dad thinks he was a secret service man

In that war that rid of us of so much

And almost brought our nation to its knees
It’s one of those great mysteries, that is perhaps best left to the imagination

There’s so much still shrouded in secrecy

Or forgotten as those that hold their tongues fade

And fall away forever into the mist
I’d like to think he saved lives, or helped provide some reason in that great madness that engulfed the world

 so long ago.
It’s a great unthinkable thing

That could only finish with incomprehensible destruction.
One life saved amongst so many lost,

Would be a godsend – to fight the greatest evil with the littlest kindness would be enough, in the storm.

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