Vonda Stanley's collection of early Australian bush poems




From the George Bateman Collection, copiled by Howard Rose.


 The Womenfolk we Left Behind


You sing of England's might and power,

In air, on land and sea,

That she is ever ready to defend

The cause of liberty.

You sing about her soldiers brave,

But a thought comes to my mind,

That the bravest soldiers of us all,

Are the womenfolk we left behind.


Theirs is a lonely sorrow,

their hearts are filled with pain,

Nothing can ease their torment,

'Till we come home again.

God knows the grief they suffer,

So keep it in your mind,

They are the bravest soldiers,

                  The womenfolk we've left behind.            


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