WILL THEY EVER COME TO UNDERSTAND?! (WW1)

We lived each day as it came!
Each hour as if it would be -
Be our last hour of our life!
Humor - as black - as can be!
Banter - piss taking - in the extreme!
Those in later days seeing that as cruel!
Wicked!
With out it - we'd- be consonantly in despair!
Probably of did as the French - did - After Verdun in - 1916!
Said -

'' NO MORE NO MORE! - NO MORE OF THIS SLAUGHTERHOUSE ! ''

The War - just became - Normal! Normality for us there over there!
Our humor - prevented us from going totally insane - when all -
All round us - were total madness!
Death of so - MEANY - Normal - Natural!
Living life and death - each day!
When going home to Blighty on leave - became harder and harder
To ack '' normal '' ; we could not - '' Be at home! '' ; '' home more
More - At The Front , entertainment ; what The Boys - put on!
Blighty - more and more a foreign - land - to us!
At the end of out leave - we kind of felt - were going back to our
Our family - brothers in arms!
How can any one understand us - and how The War ; affected us!
Those of future generations - say a hundred years from now?
Will they be remembering us? Us and those who died, suffered?
From back now? - How - will they remember - us - then?

ken d williams

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Written on 2018-10-19 at 19:22

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I can't put myself in their shoes or their head and because of them I am fortunate not to have their reality. We must remember them, my family was touched by the wars both one and two and my children know all the stories and hopefully will pass this down to their own. You are helping and reminding us of this importance.
2018-10-20


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
No one who's not been to a war can possibly understand what it's like, but the comradeship of those who have binds you forever. However, appreciated and loved and cared about, each one of our warriors should know that we, as individuals, care and appreciate. It is difficult to show how to express it as individuals.
Ashe
2018-10-19