These Old Men

These old men
bring their wars
from their fevered
impotent dreams
to visit horror
on millions
as if that might
sooth their own.

Syd Weedon


      • My grandfather survived Gallipoli,
        only to be mustard gassed in France.
        Fortunately for me, he managed to
        survive that as well. His brother
        was killed earlier in the Boer War,
        which I’ve since leant was a case
        of British bastardry, and that no
        Australian soldiers should’ve been
        sent there to aid and abet in the
        colonial crimes of England.


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