For Johnny a poem by John Pudney


John Pudney


For Johnny

Do not despair, for Johnny head in air.
He sleeps as sound as Johnny under ground.

Fetch out no shroud for Johnny in the cloud,
and keep your tears for him in after years.

Better by far for Johnny the bright star,
to keep your head and see his children feed.

From the film “The way to the stars” starring John Mills and Michael Redgrave 1945

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