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Poem written by Hilda Naylor

by BBC Open Centre, Hull

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BBC Open Centre, Hull
People in story: 
Hilda Naylor and her husband Ted
Location of story: 
Humberston
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A6648780
Contributed on: 
03 November 2005

This Poem was brought in by a gentleman called Ted of Humberston. It was written to him by his wife while he was doing service during the war. She passed away about three years ago now, and he found this poem again.

MY THOUGHTS OF YOU

WHEN GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING
AND EVENING SHADOWS FALL
THEN MY THOUGHTS KEEP STEALING
TO THE ONE I LOVE BEST OF ALL

THO' MILES OF LAND MAY LIE BETWEEN US
WE ARE NEVER FAR APART
FOR OUT LOVE IS A TRUE TOKEN
JOINING ALWAYS HEART TO HEART

HAPPY HOURS WE SPENT TOGETHER
JOYS SORROWS, SMILES AND TEARS,
OH! MY DARLING HOW I'VE MISSED YOU
WHILST WE'VE BEEN APART THE PAST THREE YEARS

BUT THE DAY IS COMING DARLING
SOON THE DAY OF PEACE WILL DAWN
OH! WHAT GLADNESS, WHAT REJOICING
ON THAT BLESSED REUNION MORN

SO TILL THEN MY DEAREST HUSBAND
I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU
MAY GOD BRING YOU SAFELY BACK
TO A FAITHFUL HEART THAT’S TRUE.

FROM YOUR LOVING WIFE

HILDA

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