Category Archives: War Poem?

Haiku: ‘Ten!’ by Graeme Sandford

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“Ten!”
The ‘End’ is nigh!
“Nine!”
The destruction of our race!
“Eight!”
“Help us, oh Lord!”

“Seven!”
What to do?
“Six!”
We just haven’t a clue!
“Five!”
Make love to you?

“Four!”
Kiss ass ‘goodbye?’
“Three!”
You mustn’t see me cry.
“Two!”
It’s almost time!

“One!”
Don’t want to die!
“Zero!”
Au revoir cruel world!

“Zero…!” (Click) “Restart!”

“Ten!”
What? ‘Ten!’ Again!
“Nine!”
Are you having a laugh?
“Eight!”
This is stupid!

“Seven!”
It’s faulty!
“Six!”
I’ll have to take it back.
“Five!”
‘Early Warning!’

“Four!’”
A bit worried.
“Three!”
In fact, a ‘lot’ worried!
“Two!”
Where shall I hide?

“One!”
I can’t decide!
“Zero!”
Farewell my life, my…
“Zero…!” (Click!) “Restart!”

“Ten!”
Right! That’s ‘it!’
“Ten!”
It’s definitely wrong!
“Ten!”
Bl**dy device!

“Ten!”
Oh, give me strength!
“Ignition! You are now dead.”
…………………………………….

“April Fool!”
What the…………!

Remember Remember

At the break of the day,
And at the setting of the sun;
At the approach of the darling buds of May
When all is lost or won
When push comes to shove
And minds and hearts to love
Then shall you be free
To choose to win to lose
For as you walk along the valley of the shallow half-breath
You shall fear no-one
And none this day shall be afear’d
That lie abed and count themselves unlucky to have been so.

For those that have gone
Those that are
And those yet to be
Or not
May we be truly thankful

 

 

The Eleventh Day of the Elev… Fourth Month!? by Graeme Sandford

 

WW1

back in 1914

before the war

there was a feeling of impending

 

a certain sense of something

about to happen

 

that was 100 years ago

 

96 years ago there was a hope that an end

for good

was in sight

so many had fought through so much

for so little

 

or so they thought

 

That was before

 

The End

 

of

The Great War

 

the

War To End All Wars

or

World War One

Which it wasn’t then

but

came to be called so later

after

they continued the series

with

World War Two

the war after

the War To End All Wars

 

to be continued…

 

i hope

not