The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." "...it is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32) akakyakakyevich@gmail.com

Saturday, November 11, 2006

11/11/1918:

"Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun"


-"Sergeant Mackenzie."

For my grandfather, Thomas, Sergeant, The Royal Irish Regiment, who served in India, France, and Egypt from 1914 to 1918, for his brother, Joseph, Serjeant, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who still lies in Flanders fields, and for my uncle, James, Corporal, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, who served in Vietnam, and returned to the ingratitude of an uncaring nation, and for all those who serve and who have served, thank you and God bless you all.
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1 Comments:

  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger Frank P said…

    I for one thank God for your brave forebears ... and damn to hell your compatriots who think it is right to cut and run when the Anglosphere is under the worse threat since Hitler was defeated. Defeatism is rife and your C in C has been badly wounded by his own side. Disgraceful. They have betrayed both you and your ancients at a time of what should be remembrance and gratitude. Ignorant ingrates!

     

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