Jennospot 73 Jimmy Jim's Locker
War is bloody awful, an' Oi do mean bloody! It jus' keep on an' on somewhere in the world, an' it don't stop, but it's about toime it did. An' most o' the toime, it's about somefink so bloody stupid (pardon moi adjective) that them wot starts it oughta 'ave their 'eads examined, partic'ly when they bring in the word "God". Cripes, it jus' shows as 'ow they don't understand nuffink about wot that word really means…
Any'ow, Oi'm so fed up wiv it, Oi wrote a poem; or rather Oi "adapted" one from P. St. J. It ain't very noice, so Oi 'ope as 'ow yew don't loike it. 'Ere it is:
The Label on Jimmy Jim's Locker
'Ee's real bright an' keen,Soldier Jimmy, nineteen;
In 'is uniform new,
And ready ter foight—
Take up arms fer the roight.
Esprit de corps—
"War ter end every war".
The label wot 'ee sticks on 'is locker.
Wiv barrack square drill,They teach Jim 'ow ter kill.
"Shoulder arms. Stan' at ease".
When Jim swears the oath
Country first— nuffink loath—
War ter end all the wars—
The label wot 'ee's stuck on 'is locker.
In battlefield 'ellAll is shot, shit and shell.
There Jimmy stands:
Is that blood on 'is 'ands?
As bombshells mushroom—
Deadly blossoms in bloom—
Can we be sure
This is war ter end war:
Loike the label wot's stuck on Jim's locker?
But where's Jimmy now?'Ee ain't come fer 'is chow.
'Ee ain't in the mess—
Or the barracks we guess.
Our Jim can't be found.
Jimmy's life is unwound.
All given for
Final war—ter end war—
The label wot's on brave Jimmy's locker.
Our Jim seeks no shroud;Jimmy, soldier so proud.
Goes ahead, onward bound.
Far better fer us
Ter discuss wivvout fuss
'Ow ter end war—
No more war ter end war—
The label wot's on Jimmy Jim's locker.
Luv from Jenno.
There ain't nuffink loike this in moi e-books, "Jenno's Widdlin'ton", an' "Jenno's Widdlin'ton II", 'cos there jus' ain't. Any'ow, they're free: http://www.smashwords.com/b/128813 an' http://www.smashwords.com/b/166979
Peter St John don't mention it on 'is website neither (http://www.peterstjohn.net/index.html) 'cept in "Gang Warfare", but that's a diff'rent kind o' war any'ow.