Poem of the week: Pershing at the Front by Arthur Guiterman

A roistering comic satire, finding black comedy in the trenches, this is a spry dig at the lumbering machinery of war

Pershing at the Front

The General came in a new tin hat
To the shell-torn front where the war was at;
With a faithful Aide at his good right hand
He made his way toward No Man’s Land,
And a tough Top Sergeant there they found,
And a Captain, too, to show them round.

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