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The End And The Beginning

Rating: 3.4
After every war
someone has to clean up.
Things won’t
straighten themselves up, after all.

Someone has to push the rubble
to the side of the road,
so the corpse-filled wagons
can pass.
Someone has to get mired
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 September 2019
I cite the great poetess here: After every war someone has to clean up. Things won’t straighten themselves up, after all.........................INDEED, she was right. A most deserving MODERN Poem Of The Day. Poem Hunter constantly choses the best poems to be the Modern Poem of The Day. Hurray! CONGRATULATIONS to the family. God´s Blessings! Truly honest and true words here.. Excellent poem!
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Benjamin Uy 19 September 2019
A great poem from the best minds, Theres always a new beginning after a loss, Time to rebuilt and clean the ruins, Great poem from the author *****
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Lyn Paul 19 September 2019
A poem that really tells it like it is, In the most beautiful way. RIP Ms Szymborska and all those who have fought and are still fighting.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 19 September 2019
Visited this poem again. Really it is a beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem for second time of the poem of the day.
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Edward Kofi Louis 19 September 2019
Someone has to clean up! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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jim hogg 19 September 2019
Wislawa Szymborska won the Nobel prize for literature in 1996. She died in 2012.
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jim hogg 19 September 2019
Gradually constructs its point in a way that mirrors the process: that we gradually forget the lessons of war and its origins, and so the cycle, which the obvious lessons should break, sadly and slowly begins again. Will we ever learn! !
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JUSTINE carl 13 August 2019
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Mahtab Bangalee 19 September 2018
its brilliantly written- like to quote - Those who knew what was going on here must make way for those who know little. And less than little. And finally as little as nothing. // great wisdom in applying word as title- The End and The Beginning
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 September 2018
The End of war and The Beginning of cleaning parts of the town, many dead persons lying there upon the grass, duties and plights must be done, each his/her own task in this after war time. A well balanced poem in structure as well as in content. With tad humour included and very touching is this wonderous poem.Congratulations MPOTD.
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