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Huan Yi
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0 posted 01-13-2006 12:51 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Huan Yi


The easiest part
Of any war
Are all the flagged parades
Before the first barrage

And when Johnny
Comes straggling home again
Without any legs or missing an arm . . .
Who will be cheering then me boys . . .
hurrah hurrah


© Copyright 2006 John Pawlik - All Rights Reserved
iliana
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1 posted 01-13-2006 01:07 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

John, well done!  It's a sad thing.   ...jo
RedStoneEB
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2 posted 01-13-2006 02:11 AM       View Profile for RedStoneEB   Email RedStoneEB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RedStoneEB's Home Page   View IP for RedStoneEB

To go to war is to lose one's self to the worlds fight we don't hate others its the leaders that hate each other then bring us all into the war that was always pointless
The Lady
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3 posted 01-29-2006 12:36 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady



"I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But they're never the ones to fight or to die"

     ~ Jackson Browne

Painful. Well done John.


playing.with.crayons
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4 posted 01-29-2006 01:48 AM       View Profile for playing.with.crayons   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for playing.with.crayons

Very bitter. Sarcastic perhaps. the title is very fitting.
I liked this a lot. xxx

farewell the ash-tray girl

OwlSA
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5 posted 01-29-2006 04:54 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Agree with you and all the responses.  When will we attain the civilisation of animals?  They don't have wars.  They only fight for survival of themselves and their families.  When an animal tries to invade another's territory, they don't do it in the safety of numbers of those who are not involved.  In territorial fights, the defender backs down when the attacker recedes.  The attacker instinctively knows better than to risk his/her life for something that isn't his/hers.  Man has lost his good instincts and abuses his bad ones.

- Owl
Katerie
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6 posted 01-29-2006 09:09 AM       View Profile for Katerie   Email Katerie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Katerie

It reminds me a bit of the song "Danny Boy," since it's very militaresque, and a little bit sad.  Great poem.
jody5
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7 posted 01-30-2006 10:13 PM       View Profile for jody5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jody5

Sad but true poem.  I respect the Vets, some of them are the homeless.

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8 posted 01-31-2006 10:37 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This reminds me of a song that never fails to leave tears http://ericbogle.lyrics-online.net/ANDTHEBANDPLAYEDWALTZINGMATILDA.html

Beautiful, sad, thought-provoking work!
Drauntz
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9 posted 04-23-2007 01:52 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

who went into the war?
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