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The Rebel

This prose poem is an account of the early life of my grandfather Clary who went from being a pony driver as a boy in the coal pits of Derbyshire to fighting as a young man in World War One and the Russian Revolution. Throughout his life he was always a rebel and I always totally respected him for that.

The Rebel

Too long a sacrifice 

Can make a stone of the heart. W Yeats

 

The Soldier Boy – Dublin 1916

Age 18

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