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The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918

"On The Rocks"

"On The Rocks"

Rocks, rocks, millions of rocks!
Jutting from Juda to cripple our rocks;
Bruising our elbows and poor horses' hocks,
Tormenting troopers till reasoning rocks!
O how did those shepherds of old feed their flocks
On rocks, rocks, Palestine rocks?

Rocks, rocks, obstinate rocks!
Each burly boulder a passage way blocks;
Pushing or pulling each effort it mocks—
Causing us oft to use language that shocks!
O' give me the patience and strength of an ox.
For rocks, rocks, Palestine rocks!