Poetry

An Ode to Tony

By 6th January 2012December 9th, 2019No Comments

Tony Bushnell RSM, the interest of his troops was paramount to him
Guard them and guide them he would do both
With knowledge, with experience, with compassion and with logic these were his oath
Tony Bushnell RSM this was the man, the man amongst men
Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please

Tony Bushnell RSM not concerned with officers opinions that were malicious or wrong
He made up his own mind and always stood strong
Fair, firm and friendly this was his mark
If you never crossed him, you’d never hear his bark
Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please

Tony Bushnell RSM, a footballer at heart with a passion for the game
He continued to play and gained footballer fame
He gained friends in the Corps knowing each by name
His patience and tolerance both on and off the field have legendary fame
Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please

Tony Bushnell RSM, his final parade fell on the 1st Jan
There will be many soldiers and MTI’s raising a can
Such a character and man are rare to see
We can all stand tall and each say ‘He knew me’
We knew him too and will miss him sadly
Gentlemen, thighs parallel to the ground raise the knee
Now ‘Mark Time until you hear from me’!
Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please

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