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THE YOUNG MEN OF GALLIPOLI



THE YOUNG MEN OF GALLIPOLI

So many young men still in their prime
Sailed far across the sea.
Young men eager to face the world,
And keep their homeland free.



Soldiers now on foreign soil
Many lives they gave.
Soldiers all, though some of them,
Were far too young to shave.



Facing the hidden enemy
Longing to be at home.
Tho their mates surround them,
Each one feels so alone.



Digging deep inside mud trenches
Scared right down to their boots.
When the order 'Charge' is given,
some wish their feet had roots.



Then those young soldiers charge
Despite the fearful fact,
That most of them may not survive,
Across that deadly tract.



Before that battle ended
Far too many young men died.
And in the joyous welcome home,
Many soldiers cried.



Time the mortal enemy
Far too many men grown old.
And the war to win all wars,
Is a story often told.



Every year on Anzac Day
They come, with eyes now dim.
To march in memory of their mates,
Although their ranks are thin.



Yes, these old soldiers march
Their heads held high with pride,
Badges blazing on their chests,
Invisible comrades by their side.



Another Anzac Day is near
And the march we will see.
We always will remember them,
The young men of Gallipoli.






Written for the challenge * just for the love of it*

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