Prose & Poetry - War Poetry of S J Robinson - Epitaph

South African volunteers arriving at Capetown Reproduced within this area of the site are present-day First World War poems written by S. J. Robinson.  Click here for an introduction to the poems.


They tried:
what more can be asked
By us who in their glorious freedom bask?
So we must fight and, willing,
face the task
So they,
our forebears,
may take rest at last

"Monkey meat" was U.S. slang for the canned beef and carrot ration.

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