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War


War is hardest when you are against yourself.
When each room is a new battlefield,
and each day is another fight.

War is hardest when you fight alone.
When all of the soldiers look like you,
and act and talk and laugh like you.
When you have to look into your own eyes
as you pull the trigger.

War is hardest when you do not win,
and when all of the soldiers look like you,
and fall and cry and die like you.

The worst moment is when you are killed
and you look upon your own grave,
with your own name,
and no one weeps for you.
War is hardest when you fight for nothing.
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this poem to be quite moving; I was particularly relieved that you didn't include the phrase "War is Hell".
"It is easier to make war than to make peace." - Georges Clemenceau
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Haha. I try to avoid clichés, if possible. Once again, thank you for the quote and comment!
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :-)
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Kalika-Shai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is good. I like the concept you put war in, not necessarily a physicality between many,
but something that's more internal.
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you. While I don't mean to degrade the severity of actual warfare, I believe some of the worst battles are fought internally.
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Kalika-Shai Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh no, I agree with you.
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Jchrispole Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I don't read alot of poetry so I tend not to really get much out of it. But this one I read I actually felt alittle emotional inside. Great work.
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment and fav! It's much appreciated!
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