G’day troops, it’s us again,
You’re probably lying in some bloody drain.
With the wind-n-the sun, the flies-n-the rain,
And we all hope that soon, you’ll be back home again.
The footy is over, and some teams have won,
We saw you on telly, you were all having fun.
In our country’s hearts, you’re still number one,
While you’re over there, we all say “well done”.
When you arrive home, you’ll be in for a shock,
The wharf will be crowded as you come in to dock.
There’ll be loved ones-n-children-n-old uncle Joes,
Some Aussies down there that you don’t even know!
So keep up the good work, the world’s watching you,
We’re all Aussies together, and that’s called “true blue”!!
by Waldo Bayley, Bush Poet from Humpty Doo