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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Manchester George

Some sixty years of time has passed since George was seventeen
With a few drinks in at the local pub he sings 'God save The Queen'
Though he left Manchester forevermore fifty six years ago
And in Victoria far south of there time has become his foe

His loyalty to the Monarchy and the Union Jack remains with him today
Such things with most of aging migrant males until death with them does stay
Twelve years ago divorced by his Aussie wife Maud for his fondness of the beer
She says that George loved her far less than he loved his pot of cheer

Eleven times a grandad George showing his years his hair is silver gray
It truly can be said of him he has known a better day
Yet the accent that he brought with him to this day he retain
And until the very day he die with him it will remain

With a few drinks in George is happy and in the mood for song
And in the pub on Saturday he joins in the sing along
I have never seen him in an aggressive mood proud of his race and clan
In truth it can be said of George that he is a happy man

The love of Monarchy, Homeland and the Union Jack in George does remain strong
To the staunch ex patriotic type his sort surely belong
In Manchester thousands of kilometers north of here George first saw light of day
And his love of Homeland and heritage until death with him will stay.
Francis Duggan
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