Rhys Burton

Rookie (4/10/94)

No Time To Spare. - Poem by Rhys Burton

Unknown to them, what they were doing,
Signing up to join the war.
Men misled by advertisements,
Then forced to battle and face the gore.

No time to spare for dead or dying.
No time for grief, bombs are still flying.
Hopeless thoughts running through their head,
“We can’t do this, we’re practically dead.”

Forced to march into the heart of war,
With panicked looks upon their faces.
Knowing this could be the end,
But knowing they can’t leave their places.

Cuts and bruises will be made,
But mental scars will never fade.
As they staggered through the muddy marsh,
The soldier’s life was very harsh.


Comments about No Time To Spare. by Rhys Burton

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 1, 2009



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]