Prose & Poetry - War Poetry of S J Robinson - The Lost Cause

Dummy French 240mm gun made of paper 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.

The Lost Cause
(Accompanied by tune of The Lost Chord)

Stand-ing one day
In the Front line,
Wa-ter up to
Our knees
Germans straffing light-ly
From the opposing trees
And scatter-ed hails of shrapnel
With mud that it put to flight -
Knock-ing the dugout roof-in
So the Sergeant was cold at night

Knocking the dugout roof in -
So the sergeant was cold at night.

"Drum Fire" was an artillery barrage fired not in salvo but by each gun in succession.

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