Emma Butters


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1. Gas Surrounding Everyone 10/8/2009

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Gas Surrounding Everyone

I’m in the middle
In the middle of the battle
Everyone is exhausted
Thick mud everywhere
Surrounding me, surrounding them
I turned my back
Turned to find some safety
Yes, safety
My men are tired, nearly asleep
Some have lost their boots
My men are limping,
Limping and tired

They look drunk,
Drunk and cannot hear the gas shells falling,
“WARNING! GAS! ” I shout
Everyone reaches for their gas mask
Someone is too late
I see him stumble
Wobbling around calling for help!
My dreams change it,
He stumbles towards me ...

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