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I Never Thought It Would Be Like This

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I Never Thought It Would Be Like This

     War, I Never Thought It Would Be Like This !!!

  I never thought to see man’s bones glistening white.
 Nor see disembodied limbs flying left and right.
 I never thought to see mud the colour of red
 Nor see young men blown to bits or lain dead.

 The rain isn't water it's blood mixed with tears
 Trenches full of bloated corpses, lice, fleas and fears
 No time to bury all, but those that receive an earth overcoat
 Are disturbed, exhumed by bombs, blown in stagnant trenches to                        float.

 Blasted from their resting places, scattered far and wide
 Dodging not only bombs and shells, but limbs landing by our sides.
 Men caught and ripped to shreds with razor wire and tracer shells.
 Left to die hanging there, moaning, screaming, no funerals no       church bells.

 I never thought to see these things, just victory, honour and glory
 Not see death destruction waste and sites disgusting and gory.
 I only wanted to fight for my King, family and country
 I never thought it would be a massacre that mortal  eyes should        not see.

© 27/07/2012 Lids aka ~GG~
They signed up so young and full of their patriotic duty, yet this is how is ended for most of them.

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:26:00 PM
    A powerful descriptive write Mandy, you captured such strong emotions...awesome! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 6:49:00 AM
    great write from one of the great poet here on PS. let's pray for that no more war...thanks for sharing this poem of yours. thanks also for stopping by. Have a blessed day always!! Love, Maria

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:14:00 AM
    Well said, and unfortunately true. I hope your words help people realize the importance of peace after the sacrifices of so many. Read

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 2:24:00 PM
    wow, awesome write here, my friend. Heartbreaking but so true

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:56:00 PM
    War is a terrible thing. I'm so glad the U.S. never starts it.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:03:00 AM
    This reminds me of the classic poem written around the time of WW !. Dulce Et Decorum Est. It is about the exact same topic as you have nobly penned, Mandy. Have you read it? Sorry about your bad day. Don't ya hate when that happens?

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:38:00 AM
    I now feel I have been on the battlefield and I weep for those men/children that have given up so much. I weep also for their families, so much has been taken. This is a very sobering message. Well penned

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Very well written graphic poem. Sobering and heartbreaking

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 5:32:00 AM
    very graphic write on the horrors of war...well written Mandy.......hugs

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:40:00 PM
    the real depth of war,war is not about living,it's about killing,great write GG

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Very emotive and expressive work..Interesting topic that you have chosen on which to write..I am glad that I chose it to read today...Thanks fro stopping by.Sara

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Hey hey Mandy, today I am on P.S. looking, it is a long time since I've been here but now I'm here to read your poems, in the hope that you will read my latest poem, I liked your poem a lot, wonderful. Hugs - Laila

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:53:00 AM
    Hi Mandy youe are so right so young they die but still they keep sending them, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 7:31:00 AM
    continued from below..... You are pulling at the heartstrings here Lady, a subject that i have passion for and the fruitility of... but then you have a habit of doing that with your wonderful poetry.....

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/9/2012 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank goodness he was discharged you may not be here now if he hadn't been xx
    horsman Avatar harry horsman
    Date: 11/9/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My grandfather signed up as a fifteen year old, got his orginal papers, with the word discharge stamped on.. being of course too young...
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 7:25:00 AM
    saw this on your site Mandy, glad it is here, it needs to be seen, it is that good. and says a lot about you... this is a war that should never had happened, fought for a few power hungry morons, even this sunday the 11th of november, was decided at the highest level, sometime months before that this war would end, because some bastard liked the idea of the end being 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, meanwhile hundreds of thousands died.... comment carry on...

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 5:22:00 AM
    A very fine poem, Mandy, full of the pathos and expressing the horror and futility of war... Wonderful... Terry

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/9/2012 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Terry, both you and harry are gracing my home page at the moment xx