Leaving Home (2): for glory

Frank Prem

hurrah!

 

the slouch hat
marches

 

hurrah!
their tramping
feet

 

hurrah! hurrah!
they will cover themselves
in glory

 

australia
sends its best

 

because the king
has need
and old England
has need
and the generals
have need
of men

 

and men

 

and men

 

and men

 

so hurrah!
they march to fight
for old England

 

hurrah!
in glory
for the king

 

no matter where
the empire fights
australia

 

australia

 

brave
brave
australia
will
be there

 

~

  • Author: Frank Prem (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 16th, 2019 03:31
  • Category: Reflection
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Comments3

  • Andrew Charles Forrest

    God bless hem one and all

    • Frank Prem

      They certainly needed it, Andrew. Thank you.

    • orchidee

      Good write Frank.

    • Goldfinch60

      Brave men sent to help all.

      "Advance Australia Fair"

      • Frank Prem

        Yes. If only they knew what they were in for, who knows if they'd still have volunteered.



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