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There is no glory
There’s only broken bodies,
Dreams, hearts, hopes, and souls.





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RedFeather said...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm
oh, so true, So true.
 
FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm
Brava! I love how you say there is no glory in war. Brava! Good haiku!
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Hey thanks, :).  I'm tired of seeing advertisements saying that sending young men off is full of glory.  More like full of b.s.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Ha ha, I love that comment! And the haiku, of course. It really captured the brokenness of war, the falsity of it. I'm proud of your excellent pacifism.

I think a lot of the guys who go off to war are really brave, but it's a pity their courage is used in such a way.

 
savetheplanet replied...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Exactly, this poem wasn't to diminish the heroics of soldiers in war, but that war itself is not heroic or anything.  It's glorified so men join the army.  I feel like their lives are cut short and the time they lost was wasted, when they could've been so much more than a soldier.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Right, courage like that can be valued in so much more important places.
 
savetheplanet replied...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm
It's true!  Often there are wars waged off the field of battle that they could apply their courage to without being killed.
 
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