Doing one’s bit

Tommy’s in the trenches
Fighting kultured Huns
Charging with a bayonet
Or firing heavy guns.

Jack is on the ocean
Waiting – but in vain
Sea-Huns met Jack tar before
They’re not so keen again

Specials here in England
Stroll about at night
Watching for a Zepp or spy
Or some such Hunnish sight

Girls are up and doing
Working hard all day,
Driving motor vans or cars
In quite an English way.

Women sit by firesides
For Jack or Tom to knit.
No matter what our sex is
We’re here to do our bit.

Hilda M Slade

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