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John Pepper Clark (The Casualties)

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 The casualties are not only those who are dead.
 They are well out of  it.
 The casualties are not only those who are dead.
 Though they await burial by installment.
 The casualties are not only those who are lost
 Persons or property, hard as it is
 To grope  for a touch that some
 May not know is not there.
 The casualties are not only those led away by night.
 The cell is a cruel place, sometimes a haven.

 No where as absolute as the grave.
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: war
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Mamus Degreat Ejeba 09 September 2018

Add a comment.These are timeless and evergreen poems of all times.

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Kayode Are 02 August 2018

A timeless poem. The verses apply beyond Civil War to the struggle for democracy and politics. The casualties are many, not only the dead, but the living inclusive, most beyond the battlefield.

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Michael Ordia 02 July 2018

This is lovely. I love this poem

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Abimbola Ogunsowobo 16 June 2018

Very good I love this

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Mamus Degreat Ejeba 09 September 2018

Add a comment.These are timeless and evergreen poems of all times.

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Chidubem 03 November 2020

A clear picture of insight.

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Nweke peter T 31 October 2020

The all day fresh poem kudos to you J P Clark

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Charles Gilbert 16 October 2020

RIP literary icon

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RIP JP CLARK.

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Anthony Mary Jones 29 December 2018

Everyone are casualty no matter their class.I love JP Clark's poems

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