Many 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.
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.
A 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.
During 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.
Day 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."