Treasure Island

Alf Hutchison

(8/7/1943 / South Africa)

where are the men of the fighting fifth?


Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Prime men without fear nor shame,
Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Their proud dying flame…forgotten by name,

Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Resplendent in green ‘cammo’ gear,
Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Brave warriors devoid of all fear,

Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Some with the hearts of King Saul,
Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Who answered the call… and gave it their all

Where are the men of the fighting fifth?
Honored by none… for a job well done,
Where… please tell me where are
Rhodesia’s ….men of the fighting fifth?

Submitted: Friday, February 06, 2009
Edited: Thursday, March 19, 2009

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  • Laurie Hill (2/6/2009 3:36:00 PM)

    I'm afraid society doesn't honour heroes anymore........only talentless so-called celebs, wags, silicon enhanced Barbie clones, men who can kick a ball, failed soap actors, I'm a celeb (please keep them in there) Reality tv? ? a joke.

    Really like your words (Report) Reply

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