An­zac Day

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By LORETTA TARDA

AT THE crack of dawn, a cen­tury now has past,

But a leg­end was born, that for­ever will last.

The land­ing of our troops on Gal­lipoli Bay,

How tragic the mis­take, that fate filled day?

Brave sol­diers were killed and much blood shed,

Like sheep to the slaugh­ter they were be­ing led.

What courage and guts as one by one they fell,

This must have been their own per­sonal hell.

Such loved young men, so robbed of a life,

In­no­cently caught in this hor­rific battle and strife.

Then into the trenches they con­tin­ued to fight,

Shock­ing con­di­tions sur­round both day and night.

No greater price can there ever be,

Than to die for free­dom serv­ing your coun­try.

Two peo­ples emerged and his­tory was made,

Let their mem­ory go on and never fade.

Australia and New Zealand can justly be proud,

To hon­our their he­roes, so let’s join the crowd.

On An­zac Day re­mem­ber, what they did for you and me

And ap­pre­ci­ate the sac­ri­fice made to keep us free.

Oh! Such heroic deeds, but how ugly is war with re­gret?

May the Spirit of An­zac live on,

“Lest we For­get”

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