The first step was the decision,
to do something – To aid,
Those who had helped him
When in their care,
He owed them much, he said.
Those carers on the frontline now
Like he was in his teens,
Aiding covid patients now, many on machines.
But fighting too, for masks, for gowns,
For aprons they may don,
To help them help their patients,
To help them to fight on.
To many Tom seemed feeble,
He couldn’t walk unaided,
But his aim to help the NHS
Well, his vision never faded.
I’ll walk the length of my garden
100 times or so.
And as he did this day by day
We watched him bravely go.
And bit by bit he carried on,
And bit by bit we knew,
We were watching love in action,
And strength and courage too.
Tom has reached his target and inspired us every day,
He truly is amazing, in his very humble way.
And though this war’s not over,
You are a hero, Captain Tom.
So I raise a glass. A Hundred Years,
Deserves a glass of Dom!