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Suicide In The Trenches

Rating: 4.4

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
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Adeline Foster 17 September 2011

Yes, a lovely poem with a world of meaning and empathy. Read mine -The Bloom of Youth - Adeline

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Amy Elizabeth 18 November 2006

this is a beautiful poem... very moving and truthfully raw...if that makes any sense at all

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Luke Timms 11 October 2010

my favouite poem of all time

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Liam Taylor 04 March 2015

10 out of 10, would read again: D

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Anish Debnath 23 September 2015

It is really almost impossible to live on like pigs and welcome death anytime by a hostile bullet.Suicide is a better choice.It is wonderfully written.Great poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 August 2021

Impressive Classic Poem Of The Day 5 Stars full

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 August 2021

Touching Classic Poem Of the Day

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 August 2021

Excellent poem, brilliant flow and rhyme

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 August 2021

Very sad and touching poem 5 Stars full for this Classic Poem Of The Day!

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Brook Renwick 19 August 2021

Very sad!

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