Henry Lawson War Poems

1.
A Fantasy Of War

From Australia
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OH, tell me, God of Battles! Oh, say what is to come!
The King is in his trenches, the millionaire at home;
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2.
At The Tug-0-War

’Twas in a tug-of-war where I—the guvnor’s hope and pride—
Stepped proudly on the platform as the ringer on my side;
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3.
Dawgs Of War

Comes the British bulldog first—solid as a log—
He’s so ugly in repose that he’s a handsome dog;
Full of mild benevolence as his years increase;
Silent as a china dog on the mantelpiece.
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4.
Years After The War In Australia

The Big rough boys from the runs out back were first where the balls flew free,
And yelled in the slang of the Outside Track: ‘By God, it’s a Christmas spree!’
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