Jessie Pope

(18 March 1868 - 14 December 1941 / Leicestershire, England)

The Blackest Lie - Poem by Jessie Pope

Big bully Belgium,
Breathing blood and flame,
Crafty as a serpent
In a cunning game,
Sent a note to England,
Sent a note to France,
'Let us crush the Fatherland
While we have the chance!'

Poor little Germany,
Gentle land of peace,
Seeking the Millennium,
When armaments shall cease ;
Rather grieved than angry,
Called her sons to fight,
To protect their Fatherland,
As was only right.

Hurry with the whitewash,
Pour it out in streams !
Bleach the ravaged country,
Louvain, Antwerp, Rheims !
Belgium concocted war,
Thus deserves her fate !
That's the blackest Teuton lie
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Comments about The Blackest Lie by Jessie Pope

  • (10/16/2018 10:49:00 AM)


    Fanastic write, Jessie Pope! I loved it! (Report) Reply

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  • Sarah Persson (10/16/2018 5:53:00 AM)


    Love this poem, brilliant piece of work (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2018 4:18:00 AM)


    Interesting work Jessie Pope (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (10/16/2018 4:18:00 AM)


    Such a terrible time in history portrayed in this ironic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/16/2018 1:31:00 AM)


    Such a great poem by Jessie Pope, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (10/16/2018 12:35:00 AM)


    A history lesson immaculately bundled in a brilliant poem. Enjoyed the art. (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2015 11:20:00 AM)


    hahaha! Immaculate! And I heartily agree with her whimsical deduction: The reasons behind WW1 are incredibly stupid, but no much more than Germany's zest to conquer all. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011


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