Excerpt from Poems Written at "the Front"
Hen the singing bullet finds its mark In a gallant British breast, When the yellow cloud of poison gas Bears death on its wavering crest, When the blue-grey hordes in a steel-tipped line Sweep on like a living ¿ood, When the deadly ba... yonets slash and rip, And the trenches run with blood, And we bear it all for thy sake alone, England! Mother! Our love is shown.
When the big guns speed o'er an angry sea, In the teeth of sleet and spray, Their message of death to the tossing foe Scarce a storm-swept league away, When the life-blood creeps o'er the glistening decks In sullen spurts and red, When glazing eyes stare sightless up At the heavens overhead, And the black shark slinks to the riven side, England! Mother? Our love is tried.
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