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2 Over the Top by Sybil Bristowe

3 Bibles rum! Ten more minutes! – Say yer prayers, Read yer Bibles, pass the rum!

4 Ten Nine. Ten more minutes! Strike me dumb, 'Ow they on unawares, Those blooming minutes. Nine. It's queer, I'm sorter stunned. Creeps

5 It ain't with fear!

6 Eight. It's like as if a frog Waddled round in your inside,

7 Cold as ice-blocks, straddle wide,Tired o' waiting. Where's the grog?

8 Seven Six Seven. I'll play yer pitch and toss – Six. – I wins, and tails yer loss.

9 Four 'Nother minute sprinted by 'Fore I knowed it; only Four (Break 'em into seconds) more 'Twixt us and Eternity.

10 Every word I've ever said Seems a-shouting in my head Every word I've ever said Seems a-shouting in my head. Love… Hate… Fear … Mother… Wife …Joy… Fight NOW!

11 Three Three. Larst night a little star Fairly shook up in the sky, Didn't like the lullaby Rattled by the dogs of War.

12 star white Funny thing – that star all white Saw old Blighty, too, larst night …

13 Two God bloody Two. I ain't ashamed o' prayers, They're only wishes sent ter God Bits o' plants from bloody sod Trailing up His golden stairs.

14 Ninety seconds One Ninety seconds – Well, who cares! One –

15 No fife, no blare, no drum –

16 Over the Top – to Kingdom Come!

17 Works Cited WWI Womens Poetry & Verse. Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature [online] 16 January 2003.


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