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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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My Son

Published by Susan on 08/08/2003 (2487 reads)
I must not let my boy Dick down...

I must not let my boy Dick down,
        Knight of the air.
With wings of light he won renown
        Then crashed somewhere.
To fly to France from London town
        I do not dare.

Oh he was such a simple lad
        Who loved the sky;
A modern day Sir Galahad,
        No need to die:
Earthbound he might have been so glad,
        Yet chose to fly.

I ask from where his courage stemmed?
        I've never flown;
Air-travel I have oft condemned,--
        Now I'm alone,
Yet somehow hold the bright belief
        God gave his brief.

So now I must live up to him
        Who won on high
A lustre time will never dim;
        Though coward I,
Let me revere till life be done
        My hero son.

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