World War One

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a poem I wrote in the second year of high school for my English homework. It's a bit depressing and sad. But I hope you like it :)

The night closing in, soldiers fumbling around,

Fitting on gas masks they dropped on the ground.

Friends are lost within the smoke,

As bombs came dropping, from German folk.


Writhing in agony, staggering in pain,

The whites of their eyes show up in the rain.

Sharp little splinters, cold as ice,

Pelt on their faces, a heavy price.


Trudging around, blind as bats,

They jump in the trenches, holding on to their hats,

Silent, dead bodies, all around,

Fall in to Hell, mound after mound.


Soaked knee-high, in a pool full of mud,

They stand together, drawing enemy blood.

As they ponder through the rain,

They wonder what their memories’ll gain.


Hopeful and excited, but grieving too,

Christmas arrives; they all wanted to break through.

But as the day drew to a betrayed sigh,

They all found out, it was all a lie.


Soldiers were injured, many were dead,

As they found out what was coming up ahead.

The football match surprised them all,

As, one by one, the players fall.


As the match played on, 50 men a-side,

The Germans and English stood side by side.

It only lasted half an hour,

‘Till the troops regained their power.


1915, did draw to a close,

As the years passed by, nobody knows.

It started to end in 1918,

As the German soldiers did come clean.

Submitted: January 01, 2013

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this is a good war poem. the title itself is attractive. the lines are powerful. good work. welcome to read my short story " love a curse spelled"

Fri, April 5th, 2013 7:34am


Thank you :)

Fri, April 5th, 2013 1:27am

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