19 April 2013

Anzac Day: NZ and Australia remembers their fallen

Southampton Dock (Roger Waters) 

They disembarked in 45 
And no-one spoke and no-one smiled 
There were to many spaces in the line. 

Gathered at the cenotaph 
All agreed with the hand on heart 
To sheath the Sacrificial Knives. 

But now 
She stands upon Southampton dock 
With her handkerchief 
And her summer frock
Clings to her wet body in the rain. 

In quiet desperation knuckles 
White upon the slippery reins
She bravely waves the boys
Goodbye again.

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