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St George's News

Waterlooville's Parish Magazine


A poem for St George

Goodbye to my England
So long my old friend. Your days now are numbered
Being brought to an end.
To be Scottish or Irish or Welsh
That's just fine,
But don't say you're English,
That's way out of line.

The French and the Germans
May call themselves such,
As may Norwegians,
The Swedes and the Dutch.
You can say you are Russian
Or maybe a Dane,
But do not say you're English
Not ever again.

At Broadcasting House
That word is taboo.
In Brussels it's scrapped,
In Parliament too.
Even schools are affected,
They do as they're told.
They must not teach the young
About England of old.

Writers like Shakespeare,
Dickens or Shaw.
Do the children not learn
About them any more?
How about Agincourt,
Hastings or Mons,
When England lost hosts of
Her very brave sons.

We are not Europeans,
How can we be.
Europe is miles away
Over the sea.
We are English from England,
Shout it out loud.
Hands up and be counted
Show that you're proud.

Let's tell our Government
And Brussels too
We love our country and
The red, white and blue.
Fly the flag of St George or
The Union Jack.
Let them all know that we
Want England Back!

Les Garnar

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