Anti-War

By Colin Reade

Was the war worth it?

No the war was not worth it. The terrible things I have seen in my life time i would never wish upon anybody. Destruction everywhere, dead bodies everywhere it is a terrible thing to experience. We have lost millions of pointless lives fighting for a dying cause. Why do we insist on pursuing something that doesn't exist. I can't watch another man die in front of me, I don't want to lose another brother. No one truly understands the terror of war until it is experienced first hand. And once you have it will never be forgotten.


Response to Jessie Popes "Who's for the Game"

Dear Jessie,


When encouraging our youth to enlist in the war I feel it is only fair that they are truly informed of what they are going into. It is not right to glorify the act of war. It is war, it is destruction, it is scary. You will see things that you may never forget. Relationships will be made and destroyed, ending with you staring at the face of dead brother. You may die. However, if you feel that you are brave enough to forget the terror and horrible things you will see and risk your life for your country then all the more power to you. Just remember what I say. I have been discharged from a lost leg. You may end up running into an open field at a line of enemies who will not hesitate to fire. Good Luck.

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Anthem for Doomed Youth

"No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,--The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;And bugles calling for them from sad shires."




Hardness of Heart

They are too many nowFor mortal eyes to weep, and none can seeBut God alone the Thing itself and live.


Burning

The driver inside the cab burns; he's dead


The vision of his burning body. Is still in my head

The black sickening smell of burning flesh