I See No Zulus Sarge!


IMG_7769It’s the time of year when ‘Hindsight-experts’ crawl out of the woodwork to examine the past from the safety of their peacetime armchairs. Recently a shop window display caught my eye. It seemed to be straight out of the 1964 film ‘Zulu’ and cut a rather sad and lonely figure in these strange and uncertain times…

“I see no Zulus, Sarge!
Are they out beyond that ridge?
I’m stuck here in this window,
Colder than a fridge!”

“My helmet’s not for sale,
My jacket is all dusty,
The sun has baked my ruddy face,
And my bayonet’s gone rusty!”

“I’m spending all my days,
Staring at the rain,
They promised that I’d meet,
A younger Michael Caine!”

“I see no Zulus, Sarge!
And I wonder why,
Was it really worth it?
Did we have to die?”

© Baldock Bard 2013
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