Christmas in France

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about the Christmas Truce, that happened across the Western Front in 1914

Submitted: September 11, 2019

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Submitted: September 11, 2019

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Twenty fifth of December,

Nineteen fourteen,

The boys had a game of footy.

Couldn't even remember

How eager they'd been

To kill the enemy in the name of duty.

 

They gave gifts and played cards

And even sang songs

To try and forget the war.

They picked up the shards

Of long exploded bombs

And said to the singers "More! More!"

 

But after hours of play,

A whistle blew

From both sides of No Man's Land.

A sad end to the day,

For all the men knew

That come Boxing Day they'd all be damned.

 


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