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Poem Title:  Breakfast

Poem Category:  War Poems

Poet:  Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Poet Biography: 
Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962) was an English Poet who was influenced by poets like Rupert Brooke who was one of the great War poets



Poem: 
We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,
Because the shells were screeching overhead.
I bet a rasher to a loaf of bread
That Hull United would beat Halifax
When Jimmy Strainthorpe played full-back instead
Of Billy Bradford. Ginger raised his head
And cursed, and took the bet; and dropped back dead.
We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,
Because the shells were screeching overhead.



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