A Poem for the NHS – by Peter Turner, Tate

12th May 2020

The light went out 80 years ago,
Come back on yesterday 75 years ago,
Now we have a world war and the army,
Of today’s war are the NHS staff.

The light went out 80 years ago,
Come back on yesterday 75 years ago,
The home front is now the battlefield,
And the NHS is our army.

The light went out 80 years ago,
Come back on yesterday 75 years ago,
We have a new army defending us now,
The army of our hero, the NHS army.

The light went out 80 years ago,
Come back on yesterday 75 years ago,
We are all behind our home front army,
Of our hero of the NHS staff.

 

– Peter Turner, Wilson James @ Tate