WWI Poetry: Life In The Trenches By: Chris Worrell
Getting ready for the battle
digging a long and deep hole
this is the long, tiresome trench warfare
where two powerful sides meet




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Bullets raining from, above a metal downpour
the shells start to hit like giant meteors
fire hisses and spits in the dirt corridor
the soldiers all around me crying “no more”
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The officers start to blow their whistles
the soldiers around rise up on their feet
the “no mans land” has been striped plain and bare
not a rat or mouse not even a hare
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All the new weapons and the new Gatling gun
this is a Great War the world’s war
the first and hopefully the last one
what are we fighting for?

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When this war will end
the great powers cease fighting
then the suffering of the people will deepen
world peace will end again

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Sources:
http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/graphics/nw_gas_defence_01.jpg

http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.isfeldbc.com/remember/ottawa3.jpg

http://www.randomfate.net/MT/wp-content/images/WWI-BW.jpg

http://scienceblogs.com/mixingmemory/upload/2006/07/BritishOvertheTopSomme.jpg

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/images/hitler1.jpg