All Wishing In Vain

by Gwenyth Hill   Oct 6, 2017

Heads are down
and tears are stalling
When all the glory comes
Why are men falling?

While men in high chairs
argue and bicker
The men on the fields
are left to die quicker

The needless hate
between two men
Is saddening to see
Especially when

On any other occassion
They could have been friends
Instead this war makes them fight
Until the bitter end

One thoughtless action
Can lead to destruction and pain
Many nations divided
All wishing for peace; all wishing in vain


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  • 11 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    The men in high chairs may as well be babies in highchairs for all the issues they fail to solve!
    I don't think anyone could disagree with your words here ... lovely flow and rhyme too :-)

  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    You have captured very well the divide between the soldiers on the battlefield versus the high ups who from their safe desks generally cause the wars because of their petty egoes. Sadly a great truism. Milly x

  • 11 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    It's harsh, but this is the truth.
    This is what governments want.
    Everything is politics these days, no feelings left.

  • 11 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    You are so right! Love this truthful rhyming piece. I felt this so much!

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