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WW1 Poets fast forward to here and now

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 one’s métier
was metre
not death
for Dieter

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 so we wrote
of the wrongs
in the hope that someone might
put them right

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 but a call to arms
over-rode our calling
and we had no choice
however galling

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 so how gay
that today
arms to bear
decries despair

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 a whistle shrill
and battle commences
yet praise be to the Lord
and our defences

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 attacks repelled
with no losses
praise be the troops
and the bosses

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 praise from the stands
for those in the trenches
and calls for subs
from the footy benches

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 be glad and rejoice
at freedom’s fate
and let Bardic voice
Beauty narrate!

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ww1-poets-fast-forward-to-here-and-now/