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To Young To Die

There should be no more war 
Turn your swords into plough shears
He exchanged his plough shears for a gun and died at thirty-four 
The youngest of thirteen for victory he did strive

Turn your swords into plough shears
A hero he wanted to be for king, country and family
The youngest of thirteen for victory he did strive
He was the one of thirteen, the one that did not survive

A hero he wanted to be for king, country and family
He exchanged his plough shears for a gun and died at thirty-four
He was the one of thirteen, the one that did not survive
There should be no more war

©24/05/2013 ~GG~

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  1. Date: 6/5/2013 12:01:00 AM

    Wishful thinking... as long as their human greed and lust of power the wars will continue. Magnificent writing, however! Though your pantoum cut short, it was so well put crafted that it didn't matter. Congrats on the well deserved win!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 6/5/2013 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim I wish you had let me know before i wondered what was wrong with it and you put your finger on it , next time give me nudge if you see a problem please and thanks xx
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:42:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:38:00 PM

    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:24:00 PM

    I really like yours. Who was he, Mandy? Congrats too from what I am seeing!!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 6/5/2013 12:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    great Uncle Lawrence Andy he could have stayed out being a farmer but he volunteered the only one of thirteen in his family , he died sept 1918 in France xx
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:41:00 AM

    Wonderful feeling of soft heart. Congrats on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:44:00 AM

    congrats on your win Mandy

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:17:00 PM

    Mandy, you remind us how young many die in war wanting to be heroes, good sad tone and form. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 10:29:00 AM

    Congrats to you on your deserved win. AO

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:49:00 AM

    Oh well done Mandy, one of the winners and deserved,, just love this poem,,,

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:20:00 PM

    Never tried a pantoum. I realise now how it lends itself to forcefully expressing a sentiment. Fine poem.-Red

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:07:00 PM

    There should be no more war..I wish there was a way to make it stop..A wonderful message in your poem.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:15:00 AM

    This touches that place where the shadows of war and violence have shattered so many families....the last line says it all.......plain and simple!

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 8:26:00 AM

    Oh gosh, this says so much about you as a poet as a person as a human being. reality is so different, when profit is created from that which you write so sincerely about.. another wonderful poem from you Golden Girl