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Suffolk Poem

PUBLISHED: 10:28 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 05 July 2010

IT saddens me that Suffolk does not have its fair share of recognition. This is how I feel about our beautiful county. Please let's keep our identity.



How proud I am of Suffolk

With its beauty so revealing,

The spaciousness of the countryside

That one finds so appealing.

IT saddens me that Suffolk does not have its fair share of recognition. This is how I feel about our beautiful county. Please let's keep our identity.

How proud I am of Suffolk

With its beauty so revealing,

The spaciousness of the countryside

That one finds so appealing.

Historic churches standing tall

Against the blue horizon,

To the west we see the sun sink low

Whilst to the east it's rising.

In this troubled world of ours today

So much for us is free,

The birds, the bees, the flowers

Our eyes with which we see.

Come down the road of yesterday

Where our fore fathers trod,

They too admired its beauty

And toiled and tilled the sod.

We owe it to our ancestors

The upkeep of the land,

Tools of the trade they had were few

Most was achieved by hand.

So let's give thanks for everything

We've ever owned or loved,

Next time we hear that bird in song

Or view the stars above.

Church walls have echoed with their song

The organs burst its side,

The bells have peeled forth night and day

And hearts have swelled with pride.

So let's take time to reminisce

Then take each by the hand,

And let's thank God for England

Our home and motherland.

MAY ELLISTON

The Firs

Carlton Colville


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