William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

WW2 SWIMMING LESSONS

A tale of an unsung hero
thoughts from out the past
buildings fall and crumble
but thoughts of his bravery last

Thoughts of a childhood hero
going off to war
killed by a sniper’s bullet
on a far away Normandy shore

A Lake Winnipeg summer morning
sixty-five years before
Duncan left for overseas
to become a casualty of war

John Leighton writes in his scribbler
of those long ago hot summer days
of the summer that he learned to swim
the summer his life was saved!