A Street Party

Nigel Hallworth


A POEM ABOUT A STREET PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE DECLARATION OF WAR.




Hooray for our street, we're having a party

Banners and bunting, drinking and dancing

Hooray for King George and and a jolly good time

Hooray for France and the Maginot line


Blustering bullies we British won't stand

Who invade little countries and stamp on their land

Bravo Belgium, bravo France

The Kaiser's hordes didn't give you a chance


So-


Hoorah for the war, hoorah for the war

Bigger and better than ever before

Hoorah for our lads who'll be going abroad

Hoorah for the day the British lion roared


All over the world there's celebrations

For a tide has arrived in the affairs of nations

It'll be the best war the World's ever seen

August 4th. 1914.



© nigel hallworth 2014