The call would come when the time was right

Made when the Bomber was well out of sight

Five, ten or fifteen minutes to go

You had to be fast and never slow

Clearing the area a policeman’s concern

Over the years many lessons to learn

Get the people to leave or push them out

Having to cajole, scream yell or shout

A bomb with the timer ticking away

Nobody could be allowed to stay

And all the time the thought was there

The Bomber was a person who didn’t care

If the explosion were to kill or maim

A blow for the cause; just the same


Monty Alexander  10.12.95


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