The Call Of Duty
Poem By Lucy Burrow
Bravest men we hailed them then
England sent her finest men
The war to end all wars to fight
A cause each one believed was right
And without a thought for their own lives
Left mothers, sisters, lovers, wives.
These were children, barely men
Set to fight a foe, and then
Return to fight another day
Till Fate delivered Judgement Day
Among the mud and stench of war
They rest their bones and breathe no more.