Three things Challenge. #352

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day Di at pensitivity101 list s three things that may, or may not, be related.
The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
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Your three things today are:
CASH
ENVELOPE
MOBILE

Tom’s mobile buzz as it danced around the worktop. His eyes opened wide as he read the text. “£4000 in an envelope by noon”
Tom was stunned, unbelieving of what he’d read. Who would be threatening him and why?
The phone buzz again, “Sorry predicted text, I meant £40. pounds in cash, in an envelope. Need it by noon, the guys dropping the tickets off and will only take cash”
Tom looked again and recognise it was his brother’s number. In his panic he’d not looked at the number.
Excellent he said to himself he got those tickets to the match. He’d drop his n money round immediately. Phew!!

This is part of pensitivity101’s 3 things challenge.

OOPS! I’ve Done It Again

Hi  everyone! I  made  a  real pills  of  my  review  of  Geoff Lepard’s  latest  book Apprenticed  To  My  Mother. atmm-kdp-cover.jpgI  have  corrected  it  now  so  to  whoever  has  already  read  it  please  go  back  and  read  again  so I  can  do  Geoff  justice  ( He  was  in  the law  you know). Read  it  here 

This  is  why  I  am not  a  book reviewer…… I  do have another  review  to  write  lets  see if I  can  make  a better  fist of  that  first time around !

 

YESTERDAYS TEARS

photo credits google images

Yesterday’s tears all shed and dried as  useless now as they were when first cried! Keep your words in don’t open your mouth if you say something wrong you will let all hell out.

Keep your head down, avert your eyes think out the consequence of your replies. Keep a lid on your emotions  don’t say too much think and think again beware of any raw nerves they may touch.

Try not to comment, yet don’t be too quiet that could be misconstrued as sulking or defiance and that could cause a riot.

You should of flown when you had the chance, you were a fool to stay and follow the dance. Things are not so perfect if you look below the surface. Like a swan paddling  like mad to keep in pace you hide all your fears behind the smile on your face.

Yesterday’s tears all shed and dried as  useless now as they were before they dried! Keep your words in don’t open your mouth if you say something wrong you will let all hell out.

Journal For Poetry Challenge# 8/04/2012

Dunkik

After Dunkirk

June 4, 1940

We shall not flag nor fail, we shall go on to the end,

We shall fight in France and on the seas and oceans,

We shall fight with confidence and growing strength in the air,

We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be.

We shall fight on the beaches, landing grounds, in fields,

in streets, and on the hills.

We shall never surrender and even if,

which I do not for the moment believe, this island,

or a large part of it, were subjugated and starving,

then our Empire beyond the sea,

“armed and guarded by the British Fleet”,

will carry on the struggle, until in God’s good time,

the New World, with all it’s power and might,

sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the old.

Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill   Below is a clipping from Wikipidia  There is so much to say about this man and  I though that Wiki said it best

Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jenny Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.

At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which he had sponsored, caused his departure from government.[neutrality is disputed] He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were Churchill’s opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.

Out of office and politically “in the wilderness” during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

After the Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951, he again became Prime Minister, before retiring in 1955. Upon his death, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.[1] Named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential persons in British history.

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Dieppe Gefallen

We tried the same two years ago,

To smash this Nazi’s wall,

And tho we failed to overthrow,

We made a decent haul.

By haul, I mean statistics and types of craft to use,

The strength of Jerries’ wire, the layout of the beach,

The calibre of his cannon, the timing of each fuse,

All this and more – they took – to learn – and then to teach.

And now it seems our effort – was worth it after all,

Yet while they took it from the land, – they didn’t break the wall,

Now who did solve this problem? That’s what I’m waiting for,

The men who died in forty-two – or the boys of forty-four.

T. Fulthorpe,

H.M.S/M Sahib

HMS/M Sahib Photo Credits wikipedia

 

I cannot find anything about T. Fulthorpe, so we shall just have to accept he was a submariner as he mentioned the name of his ship. So I found a photo of the submarine.

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I do not need to say much about these two entries . Churchill’s  speech says it all and it is good to see it in it’s entirety and not miss quoted and out of context. Many mistakes were made at Dunkirk. Many mistakes were made all through the war on both sides.

 

The second poem by T Fulthorpe shows how mistakes were made and remade and claimed as victories air brushing ( or the 1940’s equivalent ) the number of dead.  Yes many mistakes were made a Dieppe too.

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Poetry Challenge #7 is to create a journal of links and your reactions to poems by established (living or dead poets.) Details are here.  Example response is here. Mr. Linky for Challenge #7 is directly below:

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