in April 1915 the Australian N.Z and Canadian allies landed at Suvla Bay on the Dardenelles penninsular. it was an attempt to take the Turks out of the 1st World War, But the Turks new they were coming.

Gallipoli by M.A.Meddings

Trooper run!
Run like the wind at Gallipoli
You havent a horse
But you've legs of course
run for your mates
At Gallipoli

Take down the line
The message in time
no more slaughter
At Gallipoli
The radios shot
and Turks got our lot
His guns are still live
At Gallipoli

Young man run
Run with ya mates
At Gallipoli
Just a few more
Days for the cause
Matilda is yours
From Gallipoli

Dont worry young man
At Gallipoli
There are thousands
Like you from Gallipoli
On Circular quay
they are waiting for thee
the brave young men
From Gallipoli

But run!
Trooper run
Run down the line at Gallipoli
you havent a horse
But youve legs of course
well you had when
you came here

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Written on 2006-06-03 at 15:53

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
OUTSTANDING! This account of history is powefully told. I cannot think of adequate words to praise this poem. :))))))))))))))kathy

an excellent write of such a sad loss...well written with much sentiment


Interesting and well written--bravo!

Young men with torn-off limbs. That's the image that comes to my mind when somebody mentions the first world war...
What I like in this poem is that it is from the young soldier's point of view.