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Famous Scuppered Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Scuppered poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous scuppered poems. These examples illustrate what a famous scuppered poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Owen, Wilfred
...en some scrappin' --
"There ain't more nor five things as can 'appen;
Ye get knocked out; else wounded -- bad or cushy;
Scuppered; or nowt except yer feeling mushy."

One of us got the knock-out, blown to chops.
T'other was hurt, like, losin' both 'is props.
An' one, to use the word of 'ypocrites,
'Ad the misfortoon to be took by Fritz.
Now me, I wasn't scratched, praise God Almighty
(Though next time please I'll thank 'im for a blighty),
But poor young Jim, '...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard

We preach in advance of the Army,
 We skirmish ahead of the Church,
With never a gunboat to help us
 When we're scuppered and left in the lurch.
But we know as the cartridges finish,
 And we're filed on our last little shelves,
That the Legion that never was listed
 Will send us as good as ourselves
 (Good men!),
 Five hundred as good as ourselves!

Then a health (we must drink it in whispers),
 To our wholly unauthorized horde --

To the line of our dusty foreloo...Read more of this...

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