Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

It's you or me mate

by William West

The German plane dived low
    over your ship
And the deadly sound of its gun began
'It's you or me mate'
And you followed your training
And fired back.
A lifetime of Christianity
   of pacifism
Vanished from your soul.

The grieving began later.

Added: 20.11.2009

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