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If only verdant, instead of Verdun

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 if footballs, had only replaced the guns
what matches they would have been

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 if trenches, had only been benches
with the intervening ground left as green

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 if rattles, had only replaced the tanks
then the rat-a-tat-tat, wouldn’t have brought such fear

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 if only the poppies, could unceremoniously grow wild
without ever having the symbolism, they bring every year

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 if only people in power, could pounce upon peace
then the martyrs and all the lost souls

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 could have spent their lives, just like us
celebrating goals

lest we ever forget

be sure to read the following masterpieces on this site :

Stuart Butler’s “Red and White Poppies”

Sharon Marshall’s “The Stadiums of Death”

Joe Reid’s “Dunkirk”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/if-only-verdant-instead-of-verdun/