Ex Soldier living near Letchworth Garden City North Herts, writing poetry
for a hobby, working hard for a living, in order to understand the poetry,
understand the poet first..............
The British Army is famous throughout the world for its professionalism when
it comes to soldiering. Foremost in the Confines of that wonderful
organisation is the Infantry, the Soldiers who are more likely that any
other to face the Enemy in combat, and be called upon to kill or be killed.
Infantry Soldiers are a breed apart from the rest of the Army, from their
first day within the organisation they are taught that they are the best,
that their Regiment is the best, that they now belong to an exclusive club,
a veritable Band of Brothers.
My own journey into this world was achieved as a result of a stubborn
streak, whatever I was told to do I would do the opposite
Although I never shone at school, it did infuse me with a love of the
written word, particularly poems by the so called “War Poets” when I
realised that these people were telling a story in the best way they could
to make themselves & their situation understood.
As they say in bad movies.........”read 'em & weep”..........
Click below for Jim's work
Six Poems (.pdf) NEW!!!