Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Quiet Time

I served my country faithfully

It sent me into hell

And now I sit in silence

In this hollow shell

I know my life is due to end

The decision has been made

I’m waiting now until

The keys turn in the lock

And I can end my days

It’s silent now

Throughout the block

It’s quiet time at night

And when the morning comes again

And the dawn brings on the light

It will be too late for me

I’ll be free of this plight

And so I sit in silence

In this cell within my mind

Before the end

All I have left

Is my quiet time

My quiet time

My quiet……..

My ……….

David Palethorpe