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To young to die

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To young to die

Too young to die


They take a boy, too young to shave
Who has never lived his life
While his mates are chasing girls
They fill his life with strife
They send him off to a brand new war
Over some damned fools Ideal
I don’t understand their wars
And I guess I never will


The folk who like to run the show
Or most of them at least
Have never even been to war
They’ve never felt the beast
As he rips right into one’ intestines
That hollow hole of fear!
Each leader should be sent to war
Then the picture might grow clear


Then when they send young boys to war
They’ll see the whole damned show
The weight of endless terror
 And then maybe they’ll know
What it’s like as a fine young man
To be sent out there to die
He might then know, how a mother feels
When she’s lost her little guy.

1 August 2013 @ 1443hrs.

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:55:00 PM
    I totally agree! I cannot wait for the days when war becomes nonexistent. A great message you send in this piece. Well done! You might like my poem, "If I Died Now". And, thank you once again for your kind comments on my poem "Sanctum". It means so much!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/1/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comments Kelly, I appreciated your comments very much. Your poems are very good and well worth reading....Peter