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Remember Them! (Diggers)

Poetry By: Ian Dawn

This is for all teh troops serving but its Australia day soon and a day for all Aussies to remember those who fought for our freedom! I dare you not to get choked up thinking of their sacrifice, both then and now!

Submitted:Jan 6, 2013    Reads: 15    Comments: 3    Likes: 3   

Remember Them

The road to get here was long and full of danger

With every step I was in the land of the stranger

Never did I shirk my duty or go along for the ride

I wore my uniform with purpose, love and pride

It was during this service soldiers died by my hand

An enemy who would seek, to usurp my homeland.

I travelled far for my country my people my flag

And not once have I ever thought reason to brag

To see what my forefathers achieved for my life

Was reason enough to train toil and ease strife

In countries which the language I do not know

I fight an often unseen and unyielding foe

It is with pride I travelled so far and wide

To ensure the flag would fly by my side

In many theatres of war I have discharged my gun

And the comrades I have made are my only fun

I travel now on two wheels of spokes and steel

But nothing will ever destroy the pride I feel

So on this most special of days don't fret for me

Think of the soldiers that died to ensure you stay free!

Copywrite: Graeme Hawke January 2013


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