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Not A Lot To Ask

"No it's Not A Lot To Ask" serves as a reference to D-Day, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in human history, which paved the way for the Allied victory in the Second World War.

Not A Lot To Ask

Yes, it is a lot to ask

To stand still for just a minute

Keep arms down by my side

Stop everything I’m doing


I’ll stand still, start pretending

That I’m praying for the soldiers

While my nose has started itching

And my feet are getting colder


As I look up at my grown-up

Pull their coat to get attention

Like the pull cord in our bathroom

No one’s home, the light’s not working


I’m so bored, is it over?

Been here hours, not a minute

Got no iPhone, I’m so hungry

And I really have to go now!

Maybe memorise a poem

That will last for just a minute

Perform it for the school

On stage next month at Christmas

But it’s not about me is it?

There were children in the poppies

If I get to be a grown-up

I will tell one child this poem

So, thank you for my freedom

And the chance in just a minute

Every year to bring them back home

In the minds of all the living


No, it’s not a lot to ask

To stand still for just a minute

Lay my arms down by my side

And stop everything I’m doing!

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