Ma Greets (Refrain)

The retreat sounds.


Buzzards circle,


Jackals howl.


And Ma...


Weeps again in 2021.


"My laddies gone."


Black Watch and twenty two, slain in 2009.


One of many gone on both sides.


Such is war,


All for peace.


The 'Great Game' they say.


By those who play.


Yet, it's well kent... never fight it.


Others do it for them, high up where the eagles dare.


And their mothers at home too.


"Ma,


May your son rest in peace.


He wasnae afraid to rescue others under fire,

Braver than the evil day which took him away."

Tam D Matheson

PS I'l be mair cheery next time.