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BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO (1913-1914)




The photo showed a football team



Of young men in their teens



Who could know what lay in store



For these few might-have-beens





They played together through that year



That led up to the war



When brave men such as these young lads



Were slaughtered by the score





What hope these smiling faces held



What fortune lay ahead?



Who knew or cared about their fate?



Who lived and who was dead?





Perhaps someone will tell the tale



Of those who did survive



And how their family filled with joy



To find their son alive










Don Holmes


FootNote: The photo was on a website called "Grantham Matters". It shows a football team with "SCFC" on a football. You had to guess which local pub team. Before I found out the answer, I wrote this poem. It was my local where I met my wife. She was the niece of the landlady. What a coincidence. Don