Tuesday, August 26, 2014

All in one summer (with apologies to Tennyson)

Rockets to the south of them,

Rockets to the north of them,

Volley'd and thunder'd,

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

Boldly they carried on

And well

Sheltered from the jaws of death

Hunted down the mouths of hell

And all in one summer

Flashed the rockets from their lair

Flashed the Iron Dome in air

Intercepting the missiles there

Charging the Hamas army, while

All the world wonder'd:

Plunged in the battery-smoke

Right thro' the line they broke;

Terrorist and Jihadi

Reel'd from the sabre stroke

Shatter'd and sunder'd.

Mortars to the right of them

Mortars to the left of them

As the reservists came home

To all that was left

Left of one summer

(with apologies to Tennyson and many other people)

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