Malcolm Sealy (Australia)
frustrated and afraid i grow
our society in decline
discipline, personal responsibility
only few adhere to
how far must the pendulum swing
is this when, enough is enough!
learn we must from past misfortunes
our elders abused and taken for,
those locked rooms, monsters behind unchecked
horrors lived, compassion grow-ed, forced upon;
Justly! the Corporal dishonourably discharged
now, today- legacy apparent
our youth growing without
the Corporals watchful eye-
time outs, detention
stars to earn...
all to worry bout! ! !
much we have learnt
remember or imagine
for those who never felt-
having the Corporals hovering hand on watch;
lol...one weighed up quick smart
if sacrifice was worth, old Corps loving touch-
and we did, at that young age
decide to take 'one' for a noble course
consequence learned, schooled was i
steered by our negligence
our impressionable youth out of balance-
drowning em in compassion
we've got it aum bout
before grow-ed, before 'it' earned
see our youth-lost
self inflicted search, a cry for help
mans hammerer of fate hovering?
too late, when crashes
short life knowing no consequences
short life...when schooled on streets
long life...serving, living with guilt
the Pendulum out of control
come! let us stand up! let us unite-
rein list the Corporal...
reinvent the old bugger... our future begs!
learn we must,
modern twist for age old teach
at a loss i am...
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