14-year-old school boy Joshua Dyer has won praise from across the world for his Remembrance poem
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'Josh Dyer from Leominster wins acclaim for Remembrance poem'
A 14 year old schoolboy’s Remembrance poem has won praise from across the world after his mother posted it on Facebook.
'One Thousand Men Are Walking'
One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men
Joshua Dyer - 2019 (aged 14)
Josh Dyer’s beautiful poem, One Thousand Men Are Walking, has been read by hundreds of thousands of people online and reached over 1 million people on Forces Reunited and its sister site Forces War Records
The 14-year-old was interviewed by a radio station in Canada.
Josh, from Leominster, Herefordshire, attends Tenbury High Ormiston Academy in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
He will read the poem at a Remembrance Day service in High Wycombe on Sunday.