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Holy Trinity Church, Hull. (now Hull Minster)


For seven hundred years
Hull Trinity has stood there
Imposing a serenity
On its quiet square.

Here's a bit you missed Mr ‘itler
Proud by the Centre of the town,
You missed the Town Docks office
When all your bombs rained down.
Guided by the Humber Estuary
To a target far too big to miss
Many of our roads and streets
Felt your bombs' deadly kiss.

Returning from other targets
Planes, bomb bays still partly full
Gifted them without prejudice
To  our battered City of Hull.
So sometimes,
Just to add to the fun
We got bombed on both
Their home and away run.

During the duration of
That long bitter war
Only the City of London
Was bombed more.
We have a beautiful city now
Some old, but so much new,
We survived our darkest hours and
Both city and people pulled through.

Holy Trinity still stands
Serene and cool
Now shimmeringly mirrored
In its new reflecting pools.







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