Alice Couch’s poem

This is Alice Couch’s poem of the battle for Flanders in the First World War

I went to war, I went to win
For a world of peace and not of sin
For a world of peace and not of sin
I grabbed my helmet, sword and gun
And there at Flanders began to run.
I saw them shoot, I saw them hit
I saw them fight, I saw them split
I saw them scream, I saw them cry.
I saw them fall, I saw them die.
But now it’s quiet, oh so quiet
And now the larks all freely fly
And here in Flanders, here I lie
So when you fall asleep in bed
Remember me: the lost the dead

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