Saturday, 10 November 2012
Five WWI couplets
1. The Origins of the First World War
These treaty-networks were not pertinent
Until some bugger capped Franz Ferdinand.
2: Two couplets on John Parr
The posh voice says: 'our first fight was at Mons.
That cyclist fellow raly had no chance.'
August '14 a rifle stops John Parr.
Late '18 says: 'how far we've come! How far!'
3. The Battle of the Somme
The god of war came to the Somme;
He looked, and said ‘OM NOM NOM NOM’
The most dead, greatest harm and fullest hate:
It's no coincidence this war's called great.