Warrior Poets

Opinion: Australia Day – Let’s Counter Attack

Opinion: Australia Day – Let’s Counter Attack

A Recollection I recall in KOREA during that War, when our Platoon travelled south to protect a railway terminal at Tuchon. We were weary, filthy and hungry and looking forward to some comfort in established surrounds. We had no officer or Sergeant. On arrival, we...

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Opinion: Green Leadership

Opinion: Green Leadership

I often wonder why we are no longer a Lucky Country. And the reasons have been staring me in the face for some time and yet I refused to see the stark reality of it all. We keep giving power to morons who are only concerned with their own egos. Bandt's tantrums and...

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Tribute – Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Tribute – Keeping the Home Fires Burning

I watched as the young widow laid her wreath. I wanted to tell her I was with her husband shortly before he was killed in action.  It was not to be. In seconds she had merged with the large gathering attending the Dawn Service. Decades later, she rang me and in...

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Roll Call –  Come to attention, you horrible lot, and answer your names

Aspirations

As an initiative by teachers, panels of senior students in Far North Queensland are soon to gather at Cairns High School to debate “Aspirations” as one of the final steps before they enter yet another challenging phase of life. Thus this very short message for them,...

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Roll Call –  Come to attention, you horrible lot, and answer your names

Warrior Poet – Another time-another life

Such a sacred oath to swear Of duty, discipline, and risk of life itself A proud flag to carry, and the nation’s cloth to wear So often the lingering fear, hunger, thirst, heat and strife “Stop” -“Go”- “As you were”- “Another change of plans”No matter when, all the...

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Roll Call –  Come to attention, you horrible lot, and answer your names

Warrior Poet – For all who have loved and lost

Why, Oh Why?  Night and day I wonder where you are And when we’ll meet again, just the two of us togetherPerhaps beneath some distant twinkling star Far from reach of dark sickness and hints of stormy weather   If only I could hold you, just once again Such...

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