THE PALS! (WW1) (Additional Lines)They reckoned - battalions
Recruited in neighborhoods
Places of work - would fight
Fight - that much harder
Harder for each other - be tougher
There were such battalions - well known
Since WORLD WAR ONE - in history books
In WW1 documentarys:
The Liverpool pals being the first
The Accrington Pals - of Lancashire
The Leeds Pals
The Bradford Pals
The Hull Plas
The Glasgow Pals
And many more pals - Battalions
Battalions - of sports - football - rugby - cricket players - supporters
Thees battalions - sent '' Over The Top '' ; at the opening day of
The Battle Of The Somme - their first blooding!
Only to be but - WIPED out!
The days after - telegram delivery lads - delivery - the bloody news
Of the dead - sons - fathers - husbands - to back to back houses
Curtains drawn - the towns - city - the neighborhood - sent in to morning!
A sad discovery in June 2008 - twenty remains of British solders were found
Arm in arm - pals - lived together side by side - work together side by side
Had died together side by side- found laying dead together - side by side each Other
Arm in each others arm - together! Members of the same unit?
Lived in the same streets?
Work in the same places of employment?
Joined up together?
We will never - know why they were buried - with each arm interlocked!
ken d williams
The Dyslexic Wordsmith
Poetry by ken d williams
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Written on 2018-07-15 at 11:38
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