Prose & Poetry - War Poetry of S J Robinson - I Was Young

'I Was Young' by S J Robinson 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.

I Was Young

I was young when I went to war.
Young and bold and strong
But what I saw, it made me old
My time seemed very long

'Twas the War that made me old
Felt woe beyond my years
It was the War that tore my heart
With death of all my peers

'Til, like an old man, I was left
To cope alone, no friends
To grow, to fight, to carry on
While their youth never ends

A "biff" was a Bristol fighter plane.

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