douglas scotney

Gold Star - 7,441 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Youth Loves War - Poem by douglas scotney

Youth loves war
But outlasts war's wide compass
As personal irritants begin to nag.

When it gets beyond the war
The nagging just gets worse.

Some say nagging would not have occurred
Unless there was a war.
Warriors say that Love is War
And that Love's outlasted,
As irritants begin to nag.

Whichever,
The fighting goes on to the end
(Unlike the brief flourishment
After the desert storm,
The youthful storm
Gives lifelong nourishment) .

As this is where we have to live,
Any wonder why
In war we choose to die.

Rolling in it,
Warriors say,
'Buckle up! for Eternity! '


Poet's Notes about The Poem

following on from 'Human Race (Hippy Ending) '

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013


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