Yorkshire poet Ben Taylor has been praised for a poem paying tribute to the armed forces past and present.
The writer, who delivers his prose in a broad Yorkshire accent, posted a video of the poem on his Facebook page, Yorkshire Prose, which includes the line: “I’m forever grateful to brave women and men that’s chosen to save others instead of thissen.”
Fans were moved by his words.
Liam McGeevor said: “Absolutely beautiful. Certainly brought a tear to my eye. What a lovely tribute.”
Nigel Bartolomew said: “Brilliantly written and spoken poem.”
Ben, 26, from Wakefield, said: “I received some truly humbling messages from folk who lost loved ones who feel my poem does them justice. It means a lot.”
His wife, Steph, who has family in Huddersfield, had been urging him for a while to share his work on Facebook.