Unplanned theirs the path of glory,
Fraught with danger so intent;
Prolonged perils of a stirring story,
With a courage never spent.
Bestowed the Cross of George a sign,
On the living and the dead;
Who stalwartly held duty’s line,
As their youth and years sped.
Away the Harp and Crown flown,
On its ground of regal red;
Entwined with wreath of laurel sown,
In the blood of those who bled.
When all pass o’er the farther shore,
The ‘Silver Cross’ will serve remind;
Of the brave; no more, no more;
Deeds to recall their kind.
Monty Alexander 21.1.06
Hello Monty, I just wanted to tell you I have enjoyed your poetry. Thank-you.
I will always remember the night you drove me to safety on Water Street in January 74. Thank-you! Saved my life!!
Hello Monty, I have been trying to contact you. I think I have meet you once or twice. My name is. Sandra Dornan my partner was Mervyn McClure. I wanted to let you know he passed away last Saturday. I couldn’t find a phone number. If there is anything you would like to know, please contact me. His funeral is on Friday. Sorry to pass on such sad news. Sandra