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Anzac Day---April 25th

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LindsayP
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                  Anzac Day

It was in back 1914, on that day so long ago
When our soldier boys went off to fight a war,
It was a certainty that no way could they know
Just what tragic chaos was waiting on that shore?

It was with a surge of pride they eagerly answered the call
To fight for our freedom and keep our country free,
Fighting in conditions that could only now appall,
They were ready and willing to take on the enemy.

They joined up in their’ thousands & trained hard to fight,
Before crossing the ocean, although knowing not to where,
They stood proud in their uniform both black man & white,
Ready to defend our freedom in that foreign Turkish Lair.

At Gallipoli they landed & were confronted by the Turk,
Who were waiting in their trenches high up on the hills,
The Aussies and Kiwi’s no way would they shirk
The battle that now faced them, tho’ so many men were killed,

The bullets and bombs rained down in great precision,
As upwards in battle with great courage now they fought,
But the Turks too were brave and stuck to their position
And most tenaciously they tried this savage attack to abort.

Trench by trench they forced the Turkish soldiers back,
In a savage battle that raged on now for weeks.
Hundreds from either side died valiantly in their tracks,
And lay dead & dying in the trenches and the creeks.

After months of bloody warfare & a terrible loss of men,
Where so many soldiers gave up their life to keep us free,
The likes of those soldiers we may never see again,
For they were all brave hero’s who fought for our liberty.

On the twenty fifth of April of every year since then,
We honor those brave soldiers for we are ever in their debt,
Those Hero’s known as Anzacs, a valiant group of men,
We all should pray on this Anzac day, ‘Lest We Forget’.

                                                    Lindsay P Wilson


© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Larrysmom
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1 posted 04-24-2008 09:38 PM       View Profile for Larrysmom   Email Larrysmom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larrysmom's Home Page   View IP for Larrysmom

I will remember them with you Mr. Lindsay…
This is a beautiful tribute to the brave soldiers.

Tammy<333
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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2 posted 04-24-2008 10:14 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Lest We Forget

Lindsay, I celebrate with you and remember those who gave up their lives for us to live in our peaceful countries, Australia & New Zealand.... lovely gifting here... love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Sunshine
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3 posted 04-24-2008 10:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Lindsay,

we have had some wonderful Poets in the
past tell us of this day...

and I am so glad you are here with us, to remind us of all of the past,

because, Sir,

Sometimes that is where we need to learn from.

Thank you.
Marchmadness
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4 posted 04-24-2008 11:14 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I've learned a lot from reading your poems, Lindsay. It is always better to learn from someone who has actually lived what they write.
                             Ida
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5 posted 04-25-2008 01:53 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lindsay,

Thank you.  I think of those who fought so bravely.

Alison
Huan Yi
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.


To add insult to injury
they lost . . .


.
HopeS
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Lest we forget

This was a wonderful tribute to those brave men , who should always be remembered


Hope
2islander2
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Hello Lindsay I learn something about australia  i didn't know in a very well crafted poem....

Bravo

  yann
Seoulair
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9 posted 04-25-2008 02:13 PM       View Profile for Seoulair   Email Seoulair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seoulair

wonderful. yes, another piece of history. This poem really should be put in school book.

wonderful. and thank you.
Margherita
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10 posted 04-25-2008 02:30 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Beautiful tribute, dear Lindsay!

Love,
Margherita
Artic Wind
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You learn something new everyday I think!-- Thank you for this wonderful history filled write Lindsay!-- I have now learned something new! thanks....



ARCTIC WIND
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12 posted 04-25-2008 05:33 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lindsay, my dear Aussie man, you told the story well. Thank you for the history lesson and thereby allowing me to join you and others in honouring those Anzacs who so bravely fought and died.

Much love to you,
Linda
LindsayP
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To all my wonderful PIP friends who read my poem and made the effort to respond, to

Tammy, Roniece, Sunshine, Ida, Alison, Huan Yi, Hope, Yann, Seoulair, Margherita,

Arctic Wind and Linda, your kind response is so much appreciated, God bless you all.

Lindsay.
Earl Brinkman
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14 posted 12-02-2010 06:59 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I did not know about Anzac Day until today.  I looked it up on the net for additional information.  Thanks for the history lesson.
 
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