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The Blackout

While I was thinking about old phones, I had glimpes those funereal 1940s phones -

which led me to write these few lines.

Even moonlight was dangerous

Throughout World War Two -

Showing enemy planes the way

To find targets inland and at sea.

So people bowed their heads, encased their lives,

And the Blackout became

Our universal shroud.

When at long last Peace,

Marvellous peace, came,

States and councils proclaimed,'Let There Be Light!'

And lights blazed from beacon and bonfire

Lamplights and fireworks.

People were jubilant all over the world -

But some were angry or sad.

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