Three Cheers by Sandra Garstang

Three cheers, my lads, for

the Tommy

who thought it would be

fun.

Three cheers, my lads, for

the Tommy

who went to fight the

Hun.

 

Three cheers, my lads, for

the Tommy

up to his knees in mud.

Three cheers, my lads, for

the Tommy

in his tunic stained

with blood.

 

Three cheers, my lads, for

 the Tommy

with nightmares in his head.

Three cheers, my lads, for

the Tommy

among the ‘Glorious Dead’.