Days like this

Yes, I did once go to war,
He tearily told his son,
Sometimes your daddy,
Just had to up and run.

Shame struck the kid,
It was instant and so deep,
Doubtful from now on,
That he could ever sleep.

Leaving home tomorrow,
The kid told his saddened folks,
Absolute shame living here,
Just ask all the blokes.

He packed his bags forever,
Mother shed the tears,
Her eldest son was leaving,
For years, she’d held these fears.

In the driveway of his home,
He said goodbye for good,
He would play for Carlton,
His old man loved only Collingwood