Mason Maestro

Landscape - Poem by Mason Maestro

It was just before dawn
One miserable morning in black 'forty two
When the Freemason Chief Mountbatten
Commanded a raid
He ignored the advice to re-think his choice
Dieppe became a bloodbath
As the Luftwaffe ignored the Allied Air Force lure
And six thousand plus landed onto the beach
A German stronghold dotted with batteries
And underground bunkers
The other ranks never fell back
Kind old Sir Churchill
Had never admitted
The raid was undertaken without approval
Of the Combined Chiefs of Staff

It was dark all around
There was sand on the ground
When they changed the landscape
The battleground of the war
Was changed on this day
Firsthand accounts
Of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
Reveal numerous claims of preparedness
That the Germans had foreknowledge
After all, their lives all come cheap
Most of them died
And the rest were all captured
And that’s how the treasonous High Command
Took our men from us

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2009

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