Ypres (42): the weight of fireworks

Troops hauling an 18 pounder gun through mud and across shell craters4092972

Troops hauling an 18 pounder gun through mud and across shell craters, into position on Westhoek Ridge, in the Ypres sector. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C54954

come on
you men

let’s haul this mud
and the damned
eighteen pounder
inside it

it’s a lazy
machine
only fit
to spit lead

and it won’t
move itself
from the mire

if we want
fireworks
tonight
pull your weight

pull your weight

you better

pull your weight

~

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