Stevie McCabe's Diabolic Blog


O desert strand

such a seething tyrant of desert wit
belies Gallipoli
your picture-postcard tranquil coasts
affronts with what we see
the eagle-speckled mounts of old and sandy beaches there
now lie bespeckled by machine gun pellets
they knew that we were there

chunuk-bair2the aussies, the commies the whole bloomin’ lot
were in there right from the start
yet we shipped our men dying
dying to leave
for the shores of a foreign country
but theres no greater place to proliferate your race
than right here in your own country

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