by CJ Maleney   Nov 30, 2017

Ding ding ding!
As you walk around the room.
Bits of tin clashing together,
On how the ladies will surely swoon.

But I've looked upon your medals,
And there's one that isn't there!
The one that shows you have a heart,
To tell us that you care.

I have but a single one,
That was pinned upon my form.
It doesn't mean a thing to me.
It's ornamentation worn .

I suppose I kinda deserve it,
For I did a bit of stuff.
Some I found quite easy,
And some was bloody tough.

That piece of tin is worthless!
But it makes me reminisce,
Those moments before boarding that plane,
And about that goodbye kiss.

I could lose that tin from uniform,
And not one eye lid I would flicker
But to lose the memory of how I got it,
Well ! In this case things would differ.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Craig :0

    a lovely flowing rhyming piece - reminiscing of your 'piece of tin' certainly a story behind that I imagine.
    Nice write fella

    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Cheers dude.

      It's not really about my chunk of tin it's about the ones others wear, although mine obviously features.

      As many will know I am a volunteer for a youth group. At a recent event I was astounded by the how many medals people wore. I looked at them!

      Out of 60 or so guests only myself and 3 others have seen active service.

      It kinda grated a little and it made me think.

      Why does someone who has made themselves rich deserve an honour? So what !you splash some cash on charitable deeds! It is but a drop in the ocean compared to that fortune.

      Knighthoods and honours should be reserved for the military and those brave civilians who stood in the face of adversity.

      Not some knob who just got rich off the back them.

      Perhaps just my thoughts but it's ones I can't escape or deny



  • 1 year ago

    by ddavidd

    I like the Mood in this piece so sincere and so smooth Nicely written also

    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you.

      My mood was a little tetchy when I wrote this.

      Kinda figure you would have gauged that



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