The Soldier (ANZAC DAY)

Far away in a place I’ve never been
He stood for what he thought was right
Surrounded by his fellow soldiers
Ahead stood the enemy of their cause

Waist deep in mud and death
Exchanging gun fire to an enemy hardly seen
In a suffering fight for every inch
He fought on boldly for what was right

I can’t imagine the sound
Can’t imagine the images
That bore into his eyes every day
That shattered his ears every night

The screams of his mates as they died
Piling up around him, minute by minute
To feel the pain of death every second
To see it every day

Yet by a passion and courage
That I’ll never know
He kept on fighting against the odds
Till he was wounded, dead or he won

He’s the soldier that never comes home
The ones that march every ANZAC day
In every war Australia has been in
Standing up for a cause and a better life

I salute you, like so many others do
The sacrifices you made
The courage you showed those times
An international legend, A national hero

by Thomas McKenzie

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