This page is dedicated to the inspirational and moving poems and prose that are generated in response to the Message that the Baton carries. Everyone in the Baton team are amazed by the emotion and care that people are capable of when putting thought to paper.
It is fitting in our eyes that this page opens with the poem below, written by and property of Freddie Cooper (17 yrs) in Devon. Pleas click on the Title to read the poem.
Baton Founder, Alan Rowe MBE, first heard this poem at the DecAid Light for Life Ceremony at Salisbury Cathedral and we are all very grateful to Simon Hollington for letting us publish his work again here along with the moving explanation of it’s creation. Please click on the title to read the poem.
This poem was written by Rosemary Sidwell on Sunday, 10th September 1995 in response to the R.M.A. Sunday Parade held in the 50th Anniversary year of The ending of World War II. Please click on the title to read the poem.
Anyone wishing to have an entry added here should contact us.