Poetry from the Great War For Remembrance Day 2021 UK and Armistice Day
- Published: 10 November 2021
- Location: London, England
- Duration: 0:55
- Photography – Stephen Robert Kuta / Yhana Kuta
- Written by – Stephen Robert Kuta
Poetry from the Great War
For Remembrance Day 2021 UK
and Armistice Day
War Poetry #shorts
Suicide in the Trenches
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.
In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you’ll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.