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Life in the Trenches

I don't really like this 
It is so very deep
All I hear is gunfire
As we lie in a heap

It just smells disgraceful
There is literally no light
We dig inside the tunnels
Before we start to fight

I lie in desperation
In my own uncomfortable bed
A tear slowly trickles down my face
Because all my friends are dead

As the train starts to slow
It becomes very loud
And when I see my family
They look really proud

Charlie was inspired to write a poem and send it to us following their visit to the museum. The poem was published with permission of the author.

Have you found creative inspiration following your visit to the Coltman Trench or after a trip down Smart Street? Let us know on instagram @staffsregmuseum or Facebook @TheStaffordshireRegimentMuseum

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