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"Breakfast," Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Breakfast
 
We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,
Because the shells were screeching overhead.
I bet a rasher to a loaf of bread
That Hull United would beat Halifax
When Jimmy Strainthorpe played full-back instead
Of Billy Bradford. Ginger raised his head
And cursed, and took the bet; and dropt back dead.
We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,
Because the shells were screeching overhead.

--Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1918)
Tags: poetry, ww gibson, wwi poems
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