kipper Stagg

Rookie - 2 Points (6th April 1957 / Earth)

Uruk! - Poem by kipper Stagg

You'd thought they learnt by past mistakes
How many lives that it must take
To learn where youth and laughter go
To fight in war for one last show

To give them all democracy
And help them live like you and me?
But obviously they do not see
the broken limbs and body bags
and coffins draped in national flags

The ruined lives and distraught wives
Who cry as solemn processions pass them by?
They where youth not long ago but now they lay where flowers grow
And we shall morn for a short while and see their picture with fixed smile
And then forget as we all do until it affects me or you!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

written after seeing procession at Wooton Basset of wasted young lives thrown away in Afghanistan (A war without meaning!

Comments about Uruk! by kipper Stagg

  • Elena Sandu (6/30/2010 5:47:00 AM)

    My friend! Your poems are not quite a joy, don't bring a smile, but always what they say sticks to the brain for many days! Your poems are ringing bells showing the wrongs and asking for a gathering of thoughts to search how we can change the wrongs in rights..I can learn a lot from you..
    ..and some important thing, I think: ..I do agree with every written word of yours.
    Thank you!
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  • (4/13/2010 8:38:00 PM)

    like ur poem........nice.........thanx (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2010 8:38:00 PM)

    Very true, very intense and the flow works very well, I enjoyed this poem very much

    thanks for sharing it
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, March 4, 2013

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