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Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind

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Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.
Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky
And the affrighted steed ran on alone,
Do not weep.
War is kind.

Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment,
Little souls who thirst for fight,
These men were born to drill and die.
The unexplained glory flies above them,
Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom --
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Cam Rivard 11 May 2017
Stephen Crane’s poem, “Do not weep, maiden, War is kind”, brought me some effective feelings when reading this. It tells me the horrific background in a war and what a soldier’s job is during a war. Through each stanza it talks about the soldier's family as in Maiden, babe, and mother. For a soldier to go to war they don't want their family to be sad, they went into war knowing their possible fate.
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John T Edgar 24 March 2019
Beautiful satire.
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