Jessie Pope Poems
- Who's For The Game? Who’s for the game, the biggest that’s ...
- The Call Who's for the trench- Are you, my laddie? Who'll ...
- Play The Game Twenty-Two stalwarts in stripes and shorts ...
- No! By bridge and battery, town and trench, They're ...
- Marching To Germany Swing along together, lads ; we'll have a...
- War Girls 'There's the girl who clips your ticket for the ...
- “bobs” The call came in the stormy night, Beneath a ...
Jessie Pope was an English poet, writer and journalist, who remains best known for her patriotic motivational poems published during World War I. Wilfred OwenSiegfried Sassoon has grown.
Born in Leicester, she was educated at North London Collegiate School. She was a regular contributor to Punch, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express, also writing for Vanity Fair, Pall Mall Magazine and the Windsor,
A lesser-known literary contribution was Pope's discovery of Robert Noonan's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, when his daughter mentioned the manuscript to her after his death. Pope recommended it to her publisher, ... more »
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Who's For The Game?
Who’s for the game, the biggest that’s played,
The red crashing game of a fight?
Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid?
And who thinks he’d rather sit tight?
Who’ll toe the line for the signal to ‘Go!’?
Who’ll give his country a hand?
Who wants a turn to himself in the show?
And who wants a seat in the stand?
Who knows it won’t be a picnic – not much-
Yet eagerly shoulders a gun?
Who would much rather come back with a crutch
Than lie low and be out of the fun?
Come along, lads –
But you’ll come on all right –
For there’s only one course...