The Christmas Truce

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Our family football scarf holds many memories, from its time within our clan,
Some fantastic tales come with it, as it’s passed from man to man.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Great, great granddad Jim told how he got the scarf when he went off to war,
A gift from his father to remind him of home, when he had left these shores.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 That was back in 1914, when he and thousands of young men,
Set sail to sea, for queen and country, some never seen again.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He told of how that Christmas time, the enemies called a truce,
They sat and shared their food and drink, and hostilities were diffused.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They even played a football match, after they had finished dinner
Great granddad Jim was the proudest man, as he had scored the winner.



The Christmas Truce is an excerpt from the children’s book ‘The Scarf’ written by Phil Brennan & illustrated by Rob Purdon.

The Scarf is a fun journey through history as generations of football fans pass their team’s scarf down through the family.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-christmas-truce/