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(6 April 1881 - 22 February 1942 / Collingwood, Melbourne)

Poems of Frank Wilmot

1. Echoes 1/1/2004
2. Edelweiss 1/1/2004
3. Nursery Rhyme 3/30/2012
4. Progress 1/1/2004
5. The Last Port 1/1/2004

Nursery Rhyme

One year, two year, three year, four,
Comes a khaki gentleman knocking at the door.
'Any little boys at home, send them out to me
To train them and brain them in battles yet to be.'

When a little boy is born feed him, train him so.
Put him in a cattle pen and wait for him to grow.
When he's nice and plump and dear, and sensible and sweet,
Throw him in the trenches for the great grey rats to eat.

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