Millions of war dead fed ‘flu

First published in Your Views

Don’t tell me any more 
Of the First World War
About Harry and Jack 
Off to the trenches
With rifle and pack,
Kicking a ball
And passing it back.
Lured to their deaths 
By an officer ass,
Drowning in mud,
Lungs full of gas.
The end of the war!
All throw up your hats.
Millions of dead,
Millions of rats
Feeding off corpses. 
All fat as cats. 
Europe fell ill
From rat-born malaise.
Millions more dead, 
Millions more graves. 
Our political masters
Knew just what to do.
They blamed it on Spain –
The ol’ ‘Spanish flu’.

William Long, 
Lushes Road, 
Loughton.

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9:57am Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagelife says...

Woeful, don't give up the day job...
Woeful, don't give up the day job... Villagelife
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8:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Villagelife wrote:
Woeful, don't give up the day job...
yeah . . . lets bring on more killing . . . . especially, children; they are the terrorists of the future, best act now, as Israel is doing, and blast them to bits for a safer planet to raise adults, with the minds of children, who will continue the blasphemy and ignorance of war.
[quote][p][bold]Villagelife[/bold] wrote: Woeful, don't give up the day job...[/p][/quote]yeah . . . lets bring on more killing . . . . especially, children; they are the terrorists of the future, best act now, as Israel is doing, and blast them to bits for a safer planet to raise adults, with the minds of children, who will continue the blasphemy and ignorance of war. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

boomanu says...

I really liked it. I thought it was a goo way to tell about the horrows of the war as well as how the government treated it.
I really liked it. I thought it was a goo way to tell about the horrows of the war as well as how the government treated it. boomanu
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