SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

In future years, beyond our own brief span,

Historians will write of what occurred

When an island nation stood up and ran

With a momentous decision one "June twenty third"

 

A date when the thought passed to and fro

When wrestling with the facts and fiction:

Should I stay - or should I go?

Who has true claim to jurisdiction?

 

History is there to tell its tale

To show us what was done and why

Of what was won or seen to fail

The voices past heard whispering "try".

 

In maritime or land-based ventures

The world knew when the Brits. set out,

In varied and high risk indentures

They showed that world what trade was about.

 

Never daunted - as if to say

Nothing ventured - nothing to gain!

Remember those who led the way

When asking should I go - or remain?

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 14th Jun 2016 16:16

"Piracy and plunder"?
Indulged in by many nations of old seeking influence and an empire, lest we forget.
But the term "merchant venturer" is recognised and
even found its way on to the headboard of a famous
GWR express train of my own youth.

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