Luke Preston

Rookie (18-March-1990 / Kendal)

The Other Trench - Poem by Luke Preston

Thoughtfully I have never had the displeasure to measure what goes down in the
Trenches.
Whether it be a classical narcissistic whore, or even the fathomable and unavoidable occasional person who thinks of life as in terms of leaving things (this) to merely
Chances.
Whether life is fortune that I still have never found myself believing in jingoistic politics,
Or testing out trivial and abysmal tricks (on the poor (innocent) and/or unfortunate) -
Though I believe this as such (without further proof or denial) ,
That being in a trench (trench being the inaccurate anagram for tomb) is the epitome of man.
(The Other Trench is exactly the same)
(Always trying to make me reframe)
(Never leaving me to be sane)
(After all, who is truly to blame?)
(Esentially when our goals are precisely the same)
(This Trench is as another. Being exactly and entirely (without doubt or reason) inherently the same (insane?))

This was also my first poem of the series,3 days after my 18th birthday. A poem based on the first world war by a Veteran of Nothing; Luke Preston. The Twentyfirst of March 2008.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 1, 2009



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