Saturday, 17 January 2015


A sea of burning foaming waves

Black sky suddenly alight with Flames
Quiet mountains
Now engulfed in violence
Screams echo between the rocks
Heroic deeds
Life taken in an instance
A brother falls
Your heart torn out
Onwards you go
Into the pages of history
Just survive this hell
No thoughts of home
Slam home another magazine
Cordite burns your nostrils
Meaning your still of this earth
To move towards a wall of bullets
Because you’re a soldier
More fear of failing your comrades
Than dying for your Regiment
Crack thump
Then up
One more bound
I will survive
The dawn light
Will see me home
The class of 82.

© Tony McNally