” There is a moment,
when you realise that each moment
is just a moment – which disappears forever
fleeting yet timeless if captured on film, in song
or in remembrance, that jumble of emotions we
call memory, the aches and tears relived
a pang of clarity that each moment is just
a moment in time, eternally present for an instant
for us to remember if we choose ”
I hope you enjoyed my poem and you will enjoy these photos of the Remembrance Day Service held in my local town – after a deluge of rain the weather was bright, brisk and sunny – as the many children and elderly held their thoughts and memories close.
As well as the Churches Together in Teddington, wreaths were laid by the Scout Association, The Sea Cadets, St. Johns Ambulance and the Jamaican Wreath. As a person of Jamaican origin it was good to see this in recognition of the contribution that many Jamaican soldiers made in WW1 and WW2.
The Kohima Prayer
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow we gave our today
Writing every word