Siegfried Sassoon
Kent / England
Friday, January 3, 2003

Aftermath Comments

Rating: 3.4
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow

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COMMENTS
Shaun Cronick 07 June 2020
What a waste that war was over 700,000 British lives lost I don't know the final total for all countries involved. But over 700,000 lives. Lives that could have been. A tragic poem that really hits home. And Siegfried Sassoon survived the war.
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Ambrose Hayes 17 March 2019
#StopAdani #StopAdani #StopAdani
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The Mexicelt 17 April 2019
Idiot, keep your politics to yourself, they don't belong here.
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bean boy 15 March 2019
ree, im not happy that i have to do this for school grr this makes me angery
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Steve Bond 10 November 2018
Read, and read, .. and read again. From the very first stanza I turned the page to find at school, to the current day (33yrs later) hugely influential in making poetry meaningful and resonant. Among the elite in conjuring images and thoughts in the mind as he himself thought and wrote them. Should forever remain part of curriculum and a poet to confide in when defining for yourself the nature of the human soul. RIP for your words shall resound hereafter.
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Dai Williams 29 August 2018
brings the war back to life,
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Martin lewis 26 February 2018
Very emotional and captures the horrific scenes
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Myself 24 January 2018
I love looking at these war poems. They make one remember those who served them and those who need honored by us. I'm a cadet. This stuff is important.
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Susan Williams 14 November 2017
This poem is going to haunt me for a long long time! Powerful. Heart-breaking. Wise. And it hurts in that way that truth has of hurting. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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qwertyuiop 14 November 2017
bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
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Jennifer Wilson 02 September 2009
Raw and emotional, this poem really hits home, and shows the brutal and viscous cycle that is war.
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Steven Somers 17 August 2009
powerfull, first hand account of the futility of war, very powerfull.Harry Patch didn't forget and about time the leaders of the world pay attention.
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