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.

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