By Bob Scott
Scarlet and Tricorne the uniform of men so true
That would be the Chelsea Pensioners
Now that of women too! All loyal
To the uniform past and present
Men, now Women too
Fought wars across the Globe
For our Heads of State! And that of Democracy too
For the freedom of this land we hold so dear
But what of these war weary Veterans
Who fought so long ago?
The fight over! Nowhere to go
Many were victims that had fought
Injured beyond repair
Spirits broken but not from war
But that of returning soldiers Valiant Be
By a society that did not care
King Charles the Second notice this plight
Is it fair men who fought with Valour and Might?
Return home without proper care.
A Royal Hospital must be built to treat these men
Accommodation blocks to rest their weary head
A Palace building like no other
A glowing tribute to all these men
That was Three Hundred years ago
A Palace Hospital! This Palace Hospital was built
Beside the River Thames
In recent years needs to upgrade to meet modern needs
But the Heart and Soul remains the same
In this Palace Hospital besides the River Thames.
Copyright Bob Scott 2014
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