by Siegfried Sassoon
A lady watches from the crowd,
Enthusiastic, flushed, and proud._
"Oh! there's Sir Henry Dudster! Such a splendid leader!
How pleased he looks! What rows of ribbons on his tunic!
Such dignity…. Saluting…. (Wave your flag… now, Freda!)…
Yes, dear, I saw a Prussian General once,-at Munich.
"Here's the next carriage!… Jack was once in Leggit's Corps;
That's him!… I think the stout one is Sir Godfrey Stoomer.
They must feel sad to know they can't win any more
Great victories!… Aren't they glorious men?… so full of humour!"
Last updated January 14, 2019