Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

Anzac Day

by xiaokang zhou

April 25th Remembrance Day for the 1915 Gallipoli invasion
Two countries come together to mourn this terrible occasion
To pay tribute to lives lost in that noble liaison.
Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought this war
Back to back, shoulder to shoulder on that foreign shore,
Forward through mortar shell and bullet, covered in blood and gore
A futile human catastrophe for both sides like none before,
Their heroic spirit never dying held firm
in our hearts forever more!

Added: 23.04.2010