Colin F. Jones

COMMANDS

‘Tis not the voice which moves the man,
‘tis the menace behind the tone,
and a knowledge of its origin,
that chills the fearful bone.
Oh Hell our Sergeant Major’s voice,
boomed louder than a gun,
and though we probably had a choice
we did it on the run.
And yeah I remember too,
my dad’s words “get to bed!!”
which caused a scramble up the stairs,
to do what he had said.