poems by Donald James Dolby
1920, Skipton-born
He fought his battles in lands afar

1940, wearied and worn
For his efforts awarded the Burma Star

1960, children to care
Mixing concrete to earn a crust

1980, grandchildren to share
A laugh with Grandad they could always trust

2ooo, more battles were near
He fought so hard just as before

Helped by the love of those held dear
But now in peace, he struggles no more.
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