The Carrion crow.

The carrion crow is bursting
Thanks to the young men from Lancashire
Gangrenous innards adorning the French valley
Mrs Utterbridge at home in Blighty is hungry
But the carrion crow is sated
Her boy Alec 16 years old went to change the world
Beauty and innocence violently raped into the mud
By a German shell made in Berlin
The maker Mrs Shultz is hungry
Her boy Anton isn’t
He isn’t anything anymore
But the carrion crow is replete
Eating Alec’s feet.


© Tony McNally

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The horror and futility of the First World War.

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Dear Alec, Please post this

It is powerful

God bring us peace