Paul Warren

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War - Ww1 - Bully Beef - Poem by Paul Warren

To keep the Allies on the battlefield
Meant that the supply system had to yield
Cans of Bully beef for the soldiers to carry
After coming from the South American convoy ferry

So it was eaten in the trenches out of the can
Or stewed with vegetables given out to each man
Behind the lines the boxes were piled up on high
With a thousand cans for each battalion in each day buy

In some trenches when they were built
The full bully tins were used to suit
Building up a solid floor to stand
So with dry feet the trenches could be manned.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

How bully beef helped to win the Great War

Comments about War - Ww1 - Bully Beef by Paul Warren

  • Lyn Paul (9/2/2015 5:48:00 PM)

    Interesting words enjoying your knowledge on War. (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/2/2015 2:24:00 AM)

    The poet makes us know the reality that that history has in store for us (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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