Prose & Poetry - War Poetry of S J Robinson - Lament of the Fallen

British tank 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.

Lament of the Fallen - "Tynecot"

We don't want your pity
We don't want your love
We don't want no sympathy
That is not enough

We just want you memory
So we did not die in vain,
So what we lost was worth it
So none must suffer again

We don't want no pity
We've had that enough
We want you to learn from us
So we can rest above

A "Grand Slam" was British slang for an impending attack or battle.

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