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AlKeexy
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One I wrote a few years ago , Maureen can claim credit for the writing prompts "Spit shine boots and buckles bright" that created this piece .

REMEMBER MATE?
Remember mate how grand we looked the day we went on board
with spit shined boots and buckles bright each keen as mustard for the fight?
It seems so far away now mate, how much our lives have changed
The Barrage going on tonight, by geez mate it’s a splendid sight

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

Stay with me mate, it wont be long, some help is on its way.
Remember when you snuck a dance, that pretty girl in western France?
God mate that night seems years ago, but what a time it was
The way she gave a little glance, and you thought, why not take a chance

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

Thommo mate, I’m with you here, I wont go anywhere
Hey what a about that footy game, that big Queenslander, what’s his name?
The way he rucked and palmed it down, you fed off him all day
and when the final siren came you scored the winning goal, and fame

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

You’ll be alright, they’re coming now, I see them on the ridge
a stretcher with a blanket warm, to take you from this metal storm
they’ll have you at the aid post mate, just hang on for a while
Geez our blokes are moving like a swarm, advancing now, maintaining form

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

It’s over mate, the flares are up, objectives in our hands
here comes the bearers, hang on mate, I thought these blokes would be too late
you got a Blighty lucky mug, you’ll have clean sheets tonight
They’ll get you out, leave me to fate, the waiting is the thing I hate

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

I remember like it’s yesterday, the mud and blood and fear
the bearers couldn’t make it through, I tried mate, nothing I could do
I see your face each night in bed, clean sheets but restless sleep
I did the best a mate could do, I scream aloud the whole night through

STRETCHER BEARER!!!

©Copyright 2012 by Martin “Marty” Boyce.

 
Posted : 01/07/2016 10:04 am
Dennis Scanlon
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How many men must still 'see' this for years afterwards?!?!
Thanks for sharing Marty- beautiful!!

 
Posted : 28/08/2016 3:57 pm
 Anonymous
 

I seem to recall you did an audio of this as well  Marty which was pretty impressive - am I wrong?

 
Posted : 28/08/2016 5:56 pm
AlKeexy
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Thanks Irene it was written from Maureen's prompts on the other site. Yes Maureen you prob still have it I emailed it to you a couple of years ago

 
Posted : 28/08/2016 6:29 pm
 Anonymous
 

I do - I found it.  Did you not set it up on Soundcloud or somewhere like that.  If not - would you like me to set it up for you Marty so that you can share it publicly?

 
Posted : 29/08/2016 11:16 am
AlKeexy
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Sure why not  ;D

 
Posted : 29/08/2016 11:33 am
 Anonymous
 

Done - It's up on the Rhyming Poets FB page - and here's the link - https://soundcloud.com/maureen-clifford-scribblybark-poetry/remember-mate-by-marty-boyce

 
Posted : 29/08/2016 12:47 pm
AlKeexy
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You probably have war horses too if ya wanna do the same with that one

 
Posted : 29/08/2016 5:49 pm
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