Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Does It Matter? - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

Does it matter? -losing your legs?
For people will always be kind,
And you need not show that you mind
When others come in after hunting
To gobble their muffins and eggs.
Does it matter? -losing you sight?
There’s such splendid work for the blind;
And people will always be kind,
As you sit on the terrace remembering
And turning your face to the light.
Do they matter-those dreams in the pit?
You can drink and forget and be glad,
And people won't say that you’re mad;
For they know that you've fought for your country,
And no one will worry a bit.

Comments about Does It Matter? by Siegfried Sassoon

  • (10/22/2018 1:51:00 PM)

    As contemporary as the armistice that ended the Great War. Join Veterans for Peace in reclaiming Armistice Day for the 100th anniversary. Ring a bell 11 times on the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month,2018. Spokane Veterans for Peace. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/19/2018 3:14:00 PM)

    that kid from the bash street kids with the foreskin sweater sure has grown up a bit (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    we who knew the valiant few, furrowed in your lawn, are quite concerned you haven't learned the fury of the pawn (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/29/2016 3:31:00 AM)

    Cynically best poem, thanks for sharing, (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (12/21/2015 9:27:00 AM)

    Though cynic interesting.Yes as Aristotle says suffering purifies the soul! Tragedy grabs attention (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (11/23/2008 4:53:00 AM)

    Full of dark cynicism - and this is often Sassoon as he writes about the war which appalled him througout the whole period of his time in the trenches. Yet on going back after his rehabilitation at Craighlockhart he was determined even more to write the tributes to the men whom he thought would otherwise die unsung. A great poet and a great heart. (Report) Reply

    (2/15/2018 5:43:00 PM)

    A much enjoy this poem as it is a good way to reflect somehting and i havent even hit puberty and i dont even know what im doing with my ofref. Also go to my my my private website homiesssss and also only visit if you like roblox tiddies (o) (o)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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