I'm in the Royal Australian regiment
To the jungles I was sent
Kill or be killed was our aim
Many a Digger found much pain
Through the bloody jungles I was walkin
Should have been at home, doin some porkin
I left my lovely wife, for 12 months
That makes me a bit of a dunce!
Waitin, Waitin for the attack
Get your head down, here's the flack
Our Family welcomed with open arms
The rest of Australia, turned its back!
The war was such as long time ago?
It was yesterday, carn't let go
PTSD is its name
The dam DVA, think its a game
The game, they write all the rules
it goes on & on, treat us like fools
We served our country-with No question
we were the best - of that selection!
The screaming, the Pain
Am I going insane?
Violence was our trainin
look at me sideways, I'll give you a cannin
For our country we gave our All
If it needs us again - give us a Call!
We fought on & on - until we fell
Day after day, still in Hell
Why is it those backs still turn?
While in my head - the thoughts do burn!
Who is there to give us a hand?
Our Mates, who else, by me they Stand!
A Vietnam Veteran should stand with Pride!
To Honour those mates, many who died
There's no longer any need; to roam & roam
Put out your hand Mate, WELCOME HOME!
This poem was written by my Australian Vietnam Veteran friend Tony