Of War & Peace

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

George S. Patton

A collection of poems showcasing the stupidity, bravery and folly of war, which also deals with the consequences and aftermath left for ordinary people. 

Do you have a poem about war you want to put in this section?  If you do, I will be only too glad to showcase it for you.

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Visions

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visionsjpgMany years ago, I was caught in a military conflict, in which I received an injury. As I lay in my hospital bed, I had time to think things through, and like many before me, I realized that love & peace where much healthier philosophies than war and strife. This poem originated from that soul-searching time.

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A Childs Lament

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atom bombA childs Lament deals with nuclear weapons, but here I am looking at things from a completely new perspective, that of the atomic bomb itself. 

Well, it's always best to look at things from every side.

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A new day dawns

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andawnsjpgDuring the early seventies, the threat of nuclear war was an excepted reality. When I left school and joined the military, I honestly believed that a holocaust was inevitable. At16 years old,  'A new day dawning' was the first time I used verse to express my fears.

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Ballad for the Dead

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b4td1Day by day as we witness new wars, this poem asks a few questions and asks you to remember that "War is the first step for the barbaric and the last for the civilized."

Marlos, Wales

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