The River Clyde Lamp
By Matthew Callan, 2nd Year
The men upon the River Clyde were full of pride
As it set off on it’s mystic voyage Gallipoli
None could have told the future or have foreseen the awful torture.
On the ship there was a lamp that lit the way into the damp
As they came closer the wind whipped up
The ship had to land at an awful angle
No one could foresee how the Turks would show no mercy.
The lamp was made from copper
not like the ones you’d see on a chopper
It also had a bit of gold on the handle that was just as old
If I had known what was to happen
I would not have been as quick to sign up
My father would say
“You’ll be fine, Sure be back by Christmas time”