Nina Murdoch

(1890 - 1976 / Australia)

Nina Murdoch Poems

1. The Braemar Road 1/1/2004
2. Warbrides 4/22/2010
3. Sing A Song Of War-Time 4/22/2010
Best Poem of Nina Murdoch

Sing A Song Of War-Time

Sing a Song of War-time,
Soldiers marching by,
Crowds of people standing,
Waving them ‘Good-bye’,
When the crowds are over,
Home we go to tea,
Bread and margarine to eat,
War economy!

If I ask for cake or
Jam of any sort,
Nurse says, “What, in War-time?
Archie, cert’nly not!
Life’s not very funny
Now, for little boys,
Haven’t any money.
Can’t buy any toys.

Mummie does the housework,
Can’t get any maid,
Gone to make munitions,
‘Cause they’re better paid,
nurse is always busy,
never time to play,
sewing shirts for ...

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