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Kokoda Warrior

Just read about the passing of 39th Battalion Militia Australian Infantry WW2 soldier who together stood alone facing the Japanese when they first invaded Papua New Guinea in 1942. “Lest we forget.” Kokoda Warrior His breathing was becoming laboured As his time on earth drew to an end he now favoured Mates he marched with in those terrible days Were calling him now to come away Khaki uniform appears on his withered form A brown slouch hat cocked to the side a norm Gone now the old bones to younger ones No more pain his time here now undone His mates of Kokoda Track were smiling Happily he joined them no denying “Hey Georgy mate you in for a beer” As they left together mates still so very clear. © Paul Warren Poetry

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