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Source: Adults

Author: Barry Gee

Title: Old Soldier.

For the nineteen fourteen-eighteen war

He was called again as he'd been before

There was always room for just one more

In the fight for liberty.

He was told to go, he had no choice

As a working man he had no voice

Little reason to rejoice

As he joined his company.

There when he was needed.

For the enemy they proved too strong

The celebrations lasted long

The hungry thirties came along

Unemployment too.

The heroes of ten years before

Had now become the nation's poor

He'd eaten better in the war

And there was always work to do.

There when he was needed.

From thirty-nine to forty-five

He did his best to stay alive

A constant battle to survive

In a war that had no rules.

The future with bright dreams was filled

No time to dwell on who got killed

A broken country to rebuild

And they handed him the tools.

There when he was needed.

The years have passed, our hero's old

He suffers badly from the cold

He's weak and tired and not so bold

As when he went to war.

His friends are dying all around

He's grateful for the home he's found

But now they say they'll pull it down

And build a super-store.

There; just what we needed

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