They said

Nigel Hallworth

           

       THEY SAID.






They said that our shelling would cut the wire


They said there'd be no machine gun fire


They said that no Huns could have survived


They said they'd be dead, or buried alive


They said walk slow lads, walk steady, walk tall


Then why are they shooting us, why do we fall?


Why are dead Germans killing us all?




© nigel hallworth 2014