Edgar Albert Guest War Poems

1.
A Personal View Of War

I NEVER pondered much on war,
Except to think it was inspiring
To have a cause to battle for,
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2.
War's Homecoming

We little thought how much they meant- the bleeding hearts of France,
And British mothers wearing black to mark some troop's advance,
The war was, O, so distant then, the grief so far away,
We couldn't see the weeping eyes, nor hear the women pray.
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