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Absolution

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The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes
Till beauty shines in all that we can see.
War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise,
And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.

Horror of wounds and anger at the foe,
And loss of things desired; all these must pass.
We are the happy legion, for we know
Time’s but a golden wind that shakes the grass.
There was an hour when we were loth to part
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Dr Antony Theodore 04 December 2020
The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes Till beauty shines in all that we can see. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free. life, soldier, freedom. own nation, duties. tony
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Pranab K Chakraborty 14 November 2017
Beauty of expression to expose the common thoughts people think commonly with worries and tensions. Actually reading this piece of word-art we, the reader, could come to a conclusion that what happens everyday on earth, happens for a betterness...... We are the happy legion, for we know Time’s but a golden wind that shakes the grass. Any way, enjoyed the writing from a romantic realist. Thanks PH for posting.
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Savita Tyagi 14 November 2017
This poem is certainly an absolution. Most wars are started by powerful leaders to make others slave. One who fight to keep their freedom don’t sing about glory of war.
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Muzahidul Reza 14 November 2017
Horror of wounds and anger at the foe, wonderfully penned
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Anthony Loudin 14 November 2017
i enjoy the way you structured each word. Very Nice!
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 November 2017
Golden wind! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 November 2017
Such an inspiring poem by Siegfried Sassoon.....
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Rajnish Manga 14 November 2017
Nobody likes war but when it is thrust upon you, you have a right as well as a duty to defend your country. Otherwise, the life has no meaning. Thanks for sharing. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.
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Kishor Kumar Mishra 14 November 2017
A Nice Poem. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 November 2017
This is the present reality we are living in. A thought provoking write. 'There was an hour when we were loth to part From life we longed to share no less than others. Now, having claimed this heritage of heart, What need we more, my comrades and my brothers? '...is very meaningful. Thanks for sharing and Congrats.
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