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The Heart Of The Aussie Digger
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TITLE (EDIT)
The Heart Of The Aussie Digger
DESCRIPTION
What I've always felt about Aussie Diggers. Have we really considered how they felt when they came back without their friends? Are they heroes because we made them so, against their will?
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TITLE KEYWORD
History
AUTHOR
Chris E Ivins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[May 2008]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
Middle Age (Poetry) A short "spoof" about accepting middle age "gracefully"! IF ONLY!! [108 words] [Humor]
Such A Long Day (Poetry) I wrote this for my daughter Brooke on her last day of Primary School in 2006. It was a sad, but exciting time, which brought back so many memories of when she was little... [277 words]
The Getting Of Wisdom (Poetry) A poem about how the quest for knowledge and status can lead to loneliness and isolation. [295 words]
The Power Of The Pen (Poetry) No rhyme, no meter. Just random thoughts. If we're all honest, wouldn't we prefer to deal with confrontations with the pen rather than face to face? I know I would! A matter of personal choice of cou... [150 words]
To Quote (Poetry) A simple case of, not so much writer's block, but the old ego getting in the way of writing for enjoyment. That old adage: "I want to write something REALLY clever before I die". Oh well. [148 words] [Humor]
The Heart Of The Aussie Digger
Chris E Ivins


Have we truly understood the heart of the Aussie Digger?
Does courage under fire serve to make his story bigger?
We stand to the side and watch as the parade goes marching by
The Last Post with its soulful lilt, brought tears to the Digger's eye

His acts of selfless bravery when it came to saving a mate
And the way he kept his calm and wit, despite a fear so great
While he faced the dawn on a Turkish beach, with numbers that were few
This was the heart of the Digger, the birth of a legend strong and true

We will pay homage to him, while we mourn the many lost
We’ll salute him for the sacrifice he offered at such great cost
The sorrow we feel, the tears we cry, are for this man of worth
Who fought in senseless battles to protect his country of birth

The fight for right and freedom has been raging many a year
But with all the death and bloodshed, these goals are now unclear
It's left to this generation now, and those who will follow on
To honour and keep the memory alive of Australia's fallen son

But let us all consider, while we celebrate "honour and glory"
That every Aussie Digger had his mem’ries and his own story
Medals and commendations he couldn't always comprehend
For what these represented were the loss of his good friends

And though he did appreciate the handshakes, praise and thanks
He felt that he was just a man, decorated with Cross and rank
Any pride that he deserved to feel for preserving hearth and home
Was shadowed by the grief he suffered when he came back alone

 

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"I think this is a wonderful poem that captures the essence of the attributes of a true hero, and could apply to those returning back from battle from any country. This poem brings back vivid images of those who served as I watched on the side lines on Anzac Day. Well done. " -- Tara.

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May 2008
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