• My England – a reverie………


    st-georges-flagWe were set the following poem by a family friend. Knowing that its content will be appreciated by all our readers, we have decided publish it:

    My England – a reverie…………

    Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend
    Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
    To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that’s fine
    But don’t say you’re English, that’s way out of line.

    The French and the Germans may call themselves such
    So may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
    You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
    But don’t say you’re English ever again.

    At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
    In Brussels it’s scrapped, in Parliament too
    Even schools are affected. Staff do as they’re told
    They must not teach children about England of old.

    Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
    The pupils don’t learn about them anymore
    How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons ?
    When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

    We are not Europeans, how can we be?
    Europe is miles away, over the sea
    We’re the English from England, let’s all be proud
    Stand up and be counted – Shout it out loud!

    Let’s tell our Government and Brussels too
    We’re proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue
    Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack
    Let the world know -


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