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Gunga Din

Rating: 3.3
You may talk o' gin and beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it.
Now in Injia's sunny clime,
Where I used to spend my time
A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,
Of all them blackfaced crew
The finest man I knew
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COMMENTS
Daniel New 23 September 2020
How strange that our generation refuses to let a previous generation praise qualities that transcend class distinctions. This is a lovely poem for its day. We just need to wee it for what it was, and get over our Political Correctness.
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Valerie Halliday 13 July 2020
My dad taught me this poem as a very young girl and I always remembered it, well mostly. For some reason recently it came into my mind, and I decided that I would learn it totally again. Feel it is good for my brain, and also reminds me fondly of my dad
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Laurie bee 15 May 2020
written in an age where class distinction was rife, not only in occupied territories. but in England itself.
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Jeffrey Wagner 03 March 2020
My first exposure to Gunga Din was an old Mr. McGoo cartoon as a kid. It pushed me to learn more about Gunga Din and his history. My research brought me to this wonderful poem and I'm forever grateful for Mr. McGoo.
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chris 27 February 2020
What is the poem about
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Ray Bacon 13 January 2020
" Gunga Din" has never left my memory since I first read it more than 65 years ago. What a contribution Kipling made to our language literary history.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 12 October 2019
Classic poetry and a poem that will go down in history as one of the best. Kipling was one of the greatest writers of all time. I remember this poem from reading it in school and I never forgot it. : -)
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Britte Ninad 09 August 2018
greatly penned this poem- Till the longest day was done; An' 'e didn't seem to know the use o' fear. If we charged or broke or cut, You could bet your bloomin' nut,
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PaulB 08 May 2018
I like cats.....................................................................................
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.S Koch 02 April 2018
I haven't read this poem in over 50 years, Amazing piece of pathos. I rate it 11 ot of 10.
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