|A Twist on Humpty Dumpty
(Written January 2006 the week five of our NZ Vietnam Vets passed away, 2 from W Coy)
There must be a big operation somewhere
this week five guys were called back up there.
Only He knows why they’ve gone back His way,
but as far as I’m concerned it’s to do with that spray
“Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall”
Cass and Ben our Whiskey Company reps
will do our company proud at those Pearly Gate steps.
Good mates whose faces we’ll see no longer
but one thing’s for certain our cause will get stronger
“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”
Murray from Victor Company and Rolly from HQ V Force,
and last but not least there’s Kevin, 161 of course.
A finer group of men you’d seldom find
midst any group of vets of the Vietnam kind.
“All the Kings horses and all the Kings men”
I farewell you my comrades go slow but don’t stop
’cause reinforcements are coming to join in the “op”.
Only this time there are no arms to bear,
just a clear recollection of spray in the air.
“Couldn’t put Humpty together again”
Our numbers depleting as the months go by
and we that remain close ranks and give cry
to the politicians and others who determine our fate -
stalling for answers, that are already too late.
“So sad – too bad – poor Humpty Dumpty”