remember the date; 21 Feb, 67?
When five of our mates were blown clear up to
When the driver and commander of our rumbling track,
Were killed by the blast from a mine booby trap?
remember the screams of mates who were dying,
While all else was silence, like the shock before
And the medic was one of the dead on the ground;
And no one dared move 'coz more mines were around.
remember our weapons that were lost in the blast,
And all we could do was sit still on the grass;
Our training demanded that our eyes keep on
But we could do nothing in that hellish damn
remember the "Possum" and the bloke who got out?
He walked up the track but was stopped by a shout;
"Another bloody step and I'll shoot you me-self!"
He replied, "Shoot if you must but I got wounded to
remember that bloke and the calmness he showed,
As he tended each Digger as their blood quietly
No equipment 'cept that which he found layin'
Do you remember watching him without a damn sound?
remember his voice, as he demanded your aid,
To get him a bandage or to apply some first aid?
Do you remember forgetting the fact there were
As he triggered your instincts to save your mates'
remember ... you remember it well,
Because how can you forget those times shared in
And you can remember because you are alive;
Perhaps you'd be dead had that bloke not arrived