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                   He's a disgrace to the Red Duster someone said:
                   don't say anything or he will slash you, he warned,

                   puking over you like a sea of spray upon a proud rock

                   or to stab you with a marlin spike as if splicing a wire 
                   rope: doubting which he would do this was certainly true.

                              One in four, one in four

                              Casualty rate, a quarter of all 

                    The seaman hunched over supported by sone under bone,

                    he was rhythmically sick, wrenching a regular as the waves,

                    waves, as uniform as a River Dart steamer's pistons in Devon,

                    as he swayed in the breeze like the British blood Red Duster.

                            One in four, one in four

                            Casualty rate, a quarter of all

                     Until Putin yesterday - until today no British Arctic medal

                     Britannia just swabbed her salty tears away with ol'

                     Red Duster anger now being assuaged as 'Justice' 

                    sails into the haven of heaven with Mercantile Men 

                    a decade or so ago yet their families' pride will remember 

                            One in four, one in four

                            Casualty rate, a quarter of all

                    Some under the Red Duster were  so foreign too

                    whether Chines or Muslims remember them too
                    if on the frostbite convoys they sailed too, then medals 

                    for them or their families too defeating the evil of Fascism

                              One in four, one in four,
                              Casualty rsate, a quarter of all

                     Remember, remember this day, twenty-six  of February 2013

                    as 'Justice' had her day in the Court of Humanity for the                          

                              One in four, one infour, 

                              Casualty rate, a quarter of all!          



Copyright © Peter Dorr

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