To be more in my time
was to be soldier,
to slide in the slime
under barbed wires.

They took the young ones
clothed in uniforms
and gave them guns
to fight the enemy.

In the trenches
they died in thousands.
The stenches
covered the land.

No one remembers
the first World War.
No one remembers
the soldiers.

To be more in my time
was to be a solder-

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    • TY William– I wrote this in response to some young ‘uns who had never been to war (I actually haven’t although I was in the military during a war). The young ‘uns ideas were– interesting to say the least.

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