Remembrance day is coming soon
But who remembers us?
The women who marched to the battle tunes
Women you could trust.
But wait of course you’d remember me
If I had looked like this
Conforming to your ideal was key
Made me hard to resist
You turned me into a pin up girl
There to strut my stuff
You’ be glad to give me a whirl
If I were not so tough
Well let me tell you soldier boy
I’ve got brains and brass
I’m so much more than a pretty toy
With boobs and shapely arse
I mattered to the world back then
And I worked it out alone
I stood tall in the absence of men
And still maintained the home.
Wanda Wey Awrf
© Renee Dallow ( Hybiscus Bloom ) 9/11/2013