Sentimental Struggles


How we romanticise lost wars,

close eyes for the first

kiss of the first bomb.

 

Throw ourselves into

the killing carnality.

Diarise manoeuvres.

 

Tell virgin soldiers lies.

Get patched up,

return to the front.

 

How we cling

to the possibility of victory

when every daily defeat tells us otherwise.

 

The band of brothers of lovers,

the walking wounded

who have wound up dead and alive.

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4 thoughts on “Sentimental Struggles

  1. Hi Brian, this is powerful stuff!
    I’ve been off-line for some months and am just catching up with what people are doing. Glad to see you are still writing and thank you for your visits to Art Rat…

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