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Mum (This is for the nurses of Vietnam)

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  • Mum (This is for the nurses of Vietnam)

    Always a smile to encourage
    never sour or glum
    I don't know what her name was
    we just called her mum

    Somewhere between thirty and forty
    how ancient that seemed then
    for we were all of twenty
    just boys dressed up as men

    She was a nursing corps sister
    caring for wounded young boys
    but her light jokes in the morning
    made her one of our joys

    How could she get a bloke laughing
    when he knew of the pain yet to come
    I don't know, but that was the magic
    of the angel we called mum

    Where is she now I wonder
    still caring perhaps for all ranks
    I hope someday she'll read this
    an' know that her boys said "THANKS"

    Aussie: Alot of people in the US do not know that we served in Vietnam, let alone our nurses. So this one is for them. Pro Humanitate=For Humanity
    If you protest wars, remember that it is the blood of the soldiers who shed theirs for your right to protest them.
    Dulce et detcorum est pro patria mori
    (It is a beautiful and fitting thing to die for ones country.)