Wilfred Owen
Shropshire / England
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Disabled

Rating: 3.6
He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.

About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees,
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,-
In the old times, before he threw away his knees.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 11 February 2021
A wonderful poem. So poignant and deeply touching. Beautifully crafted.
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Cynthia Buhain-baello 13 September 2019
A very touching and deeply moving poem on soldiers and those who survive the wars but end up disabled. The last lines created an impact that left a strong message - truly a remarkable piece to read.
5 2 Reply
Britte Ninad 08 July 2019
heart touching poem penned|||||
6 1 Reply
Tgay tgay tgay tgay tgay tgay tgay
6 9 Reply
fat WILL EAT U 04 February 2019
NO IM NOT YOU FAT OF AN ALEX GO BURN FAT BOY#
1 12 Reply
oi blud 04 February 2019
i cant believe that people really exist called Bartholomew
7 4 Reply
oi blud 04 February 2019
ill clob your head in bruv
7 8 Reply
oi blud 04 February 2019
jack mcdonald is fat
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Bijoy Kumar Gogoi 18 December 2018
How the good times change by a slap of fate to a soldier. Useless hope remain at last in the eyes.
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Nicole Settimi 15 November 2018
'He thought he'd better join. - He wonders why. Someone had said he'd look a god in kilts, ' - Well, I have personal love for this line particularly because it reminds me of 1 of my all-time favorite singers. But aside from THAT, this is a strong penning. Enjoyed the last stanza especially.
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YOUR A NERD BRUV 10 March 2019
NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD
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