THE OLD TURK

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mavisbramston
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THE OLD TURK

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Apr 2016, 19:47

This is a little poem I wrote last year. I hope you enjoy it. Its no master piece but it comes from my heart.

THE OLD TURK
BY MAVIS BRAMSTON

The old Turk puffs his smoke, relaxing as his day is done
He looks out at the peaceful sea with reflections from the sun
He thinks of all the friends he knew who swam in that very sea
A peaceful place, a friendly place a place called Gallipoli.

Then the old Turk sips some sweet wine from the brown old bottle
He recalls the time the invaders came from the land of the yellow wattle
A new kind of enemy he had never seen, courageous they would not yield
He thinks of them often as he quietly reflects on the red poppies in the field

The old Turks bones ache now, hair long gone his eyes are dim
They were his enemy yet in many ways they were just like him
Brave young men poised for battle eyes open wide
With hearts missed by mothers on the worlds other side

He thinks of the man with the donkey on her last courageous ride
So many dreams, like him these Anzacs had hearts and souls of pride
Like him these Anzac lads would wonder of the point of war
All young soldiers reflect at times, what are we fighting for?

The old Turk admires the enemy, their courage to combat fear
He thinks of the lonely deaths and wipes away a tear
He lost friends and family too, the Anzacs did as well
That day on the blood soaked beach, was indeed a living hell

He thinks of those noble horses and those patriotic rides
I see no point in war he says in God he quietly confides
He drops his smoke and takes one last sip and raises a toast from his bottle
I salute my brothers, my golden friends, from the land of the yellow wattle

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Teddy
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Re: THE OLD TURK

Post by Teddy » 25 Apr 2016, 07:58

Thank you, that is a very poem.

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Dusty
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Re: THE OLD TURK

Post by Dusty » 25 Apr 2016, 11:31

Well done you
I,m right into Craft, cant remember a flamin' thing

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Re: THE OLD TURK

Post by Mahalia » 30 Apr 2016, 11:15

Anzac Day certainly stirs the emotions of many Australians - and strange friendships are often forged in war
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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