Homeward Bound – by George Mansford

                         For our mates

I saw the shooting star burning so bright

Falling, falling, fading and soon from sight

So distant and yet so near

In its wake, a soldier’s journey so very clear

Duty, sharing, caring, courage and sometimes fear

No longer a mortal in life’s short race

A contented spirit bound for home somewhere in distant space

This fiery trail I saw tonight marks a warrior’s farewell

Leaving behind another legacy of proud deeds to tell

George Mansford©April 2012


  1. Ted Chitham says

    Another great poem from the Regiment’s poet laureate, Brigadier “Warry George” Mansford AM (retd), in tribute to all departed warriors. Duty First George and thanks for keeping their spirit alive.

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