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Chris Judge

A Poem Love for the NHS

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My story

[p]I was inspired like so many people by the spontaneous good deeds of friends, neighbours and complete strangers alike in these unprecedented times. [/p][p]I live in Askett, a beautiful and very community minded village in Buckinghamshire and one very special neighbour in my village had made some “Thank you, love you NHS” bunting and dressed the tree on the green.[/p][p]That inspired me to write a poem which I am happy to share with you. I called it simply "Love for the NHS".[/p][p][b][u]Love for the NHS[/u] [/b][/p][p][b]N[/b]ational heroes our NHS staff: true Royal Blue[/p][p][b]A[/b]ll of them deserve a medal, that’s so true.[/p][p][b]T[/b]hey are selfless, strong, fearless and bold[/p][p][b]I[/b]nvincible it seems to me, awesome to behold. [/p][p][b]O[/b]ur friends, colleagues, loved ones, one and all[/p][p][b]N[/b]ever in my time have we had our backs so against the wall.[/p][p][b]A[/b]rmed only with PPE, and sometimes not that much[/p][p][b]L[/b]ike Angels they labour on with such a tender touch. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]H[/b]eroes undeniably, mighty angels, tender loving friends[/p][p][b]E[/b]verybody owes them thanks as their hours just extend.[/p][p][b]A[/b]lthough yet another patient is admitted, they soldier on gravely[/p][p][b]L[/b]ike knights in blue armour, fighting the fight so bravely.[/p][p][b]T[/b]ired and exhausted, yet still fighting the invisible foe[/p][p][b]H[/b]ealth, freedom and normality seem a lifetime ago.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]S[/b]upreme and courageous, that’s the entire NHS team [/p][p][b]E[/b]ach and every one has our respect: they’re sublime and supreme. [/p][p][b]R[/b]epresenting the best of the best, our society is rightly so proud[/p][p][b]V[/b]accine can’t come soon enough; we can at least cheer & clap aloud.[/p][p][b]I[/b]nvictus they are, tirelessly working to give hope for humanity[/p][p][b]C[/b]hildren paint rainbows as we find ways to maintain sanity.[/p][p][b]E[/b]ventually we will beat this beastly Covid-19[/p][p] and when we do our families can all meet again on the green.[/p][p][br][/p][p]------------[/p][p]The tree has become even more beautifully decorated with many contributions from villagers young and old.[/p][p]The seamstresses in the village are making laundry bags for scrubs and it seems to me the whole village are pulling together as one to help in any way that they can, and where we possibly can we are trying to show all NHS staff especillay how much we appreciate their dedication and long hours. [/p][p]I shared the poem with friends and neighbours and one dear friend suggested that David "Kid" Jensen would be a good voice to recite the poem. No sooner had she suggested this to him that he immediately agreed and having had some fun in trying to get technology to work for us, after a few aborted attempts we managed to successfully record a session. We have edited 2 versions, the first includes out-takes and the second is without the out-takes. You can see them at: [/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV2CISeua9g&t=4s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV2CISeua9g&t=4s[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcLVGAWBb4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcLVGAWBb4[/url][/p][p]If you enjoy the poem please share it with others and if you would like to make a contribution that would be wonderful and really appreciated.[/p][p]We want you to choose which charity you wish to make a donation to as we are supporting the NHS COVID19 Appeal, Parkinson's UK www.parkinsons.org & Alzheimers Society, www.alzheimersresearchuk.org[/p][p]Save Lives, Stay Home, Stay Safe[/p]
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May 29, 2020

Judy and Peter B

Indeed a very special village and lovely poem. Happy to support.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 21, 2020

The Sanderum Centre

Beautiful poem Chris - with best wishes from The Sanderum Centre

£30.00

May 21, 2020

Peter

Inspiring.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 15, 2020

Anonymous

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