Head down, walking briskly,
Thoughts on the tasks ahead and muttering about my sore knee.
Then I stopped and looked up.
In front of me was the Manly Cenotaph.
Names of those who fell,
From the Boer War to Afghanistan, cover all sides of the monument.
People who once lived in this area who went away to fight
and didn't come home.
So many names.
I stopped muttering about my knee.
Manly - August 2014.