Cecil L. Harrison

(Salt Lake, Utah)

War Is Never Over

Poem by Cecil L. Harrison

War is never over
Thought the treaties may be signed
The memories of the battles
Are forever in our minds

War is never over
So when you welcome heroes home
Remember in their minds they hold
Memories known to them alone

War is never over
Nam veterans know this well
Now other wars bring memories back
Of their own eternal hell

War is never over
For I knew world war two
And I'll not forget the battles
Or the nightmares that ensue

War is never over
Those left home to wait know this
For many still are waiting
It was their farewell kiss

War is never over
Though we win the victory
Still in our minds the battles
No freedom is not free!


Comments about War Is Never Over by Cecil L. Harrison

  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (3/4/2020 3:24:00 AM)

    War is never over
    Though we win the victory


    nice absolutely(Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Anjali Bhola (8/8/2019 10:11:00 AM)

    This is absolutely amazing!(Report)Reply

    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/9/2019 12:53:00 AM)

    War is never over
    Those left home to wait know this
    For many still are waiting
    It was their farewell kiss


    great write 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Shrek (3/16/2019 3:20:00 PM)

    i relate so much to this, it truly touched my soul(Report)Reply

    5 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Hater (2/4/2019 11:52:00 AM)

    This is the worst poem I have seen so far(Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Pradnya Mhatre (1/3/2019 10:48:00 AM)

    This is the best pome in my life(Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • bobby williams (10/22/2018 6:04:00 AM)

    this was a lovely poem that had a lot of meaning and depth.
    your poem has given me a completely different view on war and how survivors might have interpreted it like.(Report)Reply

    3 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • semor (4/16/2018 7:34:00 AM)

    what a loving tribute to shrek and his sexual virginity being lost in the war time] loving, !(Report)Reply

    bobby williams(10/22/2018 6:08:00 AM)

    how could you even think of commenting something like that when this poem has soooooo much meanig and value

    11 person liked.
    14 person did not like.
  • semor (4/16/2018 7:30:00 AM)

    this is a real of a poem, i don't like the bit with the thing and the end stuff, or what ever. it's all a big load of and full of a shrek! it's so hard on the ears it's like shrek is ramming his nose into my ear, what a sexy boi!
    lot's of love(Report)Reply

    6 person liked.
    14 person did not like.
  • Someone (3/25/2018 9:56:00 AM)

    War,war never changes(Report)Reply

    10 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • Ben.C (3/13/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    What a touching poem!(Report)Reply

    5 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • mikelevi (3/6/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    that poem was so touching and true(Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
    5 person did not like.
  • Harmony Azotea (6/18/2017 7:09:00 PM)

    War Is Never Over by Cecil L. Harrison is a moving poem. It reminds me of a song I like called The Devil Don't Sleep by Brantley Gilbert. One of the lines is 'Battle scars, on my heart. Lord knows this war ain't over no'. I encourage others to read this poem because while it doesn't put us in these soldiers shoes, it gives insight on what they go through even after war has been declared over. I thank Mr. Harrison for his service to America.(Report)Reply

    11 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Andy Valdes (5/12/2017 11:47:00 AM)

    This poem by Harrison is absolutely incredible. Harrison clearly shows his understanding of how effecting PTSD is. Many veterans experience PTSD and it's heartbreaking, it never goes away. The memories never dissipate for these soldiers and at the end of the day you just have to appreciate what veterans have done for this country!(Report)Reply

    13 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Tom Allport (12/18/2016 8:48:00 AM)

    everyone knows someone who has been to war or knows someone torched by it, it is the way of the world.(Report)Reply

    18 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Brave Hearts (2/2/2015 6:19:00 AM)

    Great work Harrison! If we all think more like this, war would be embraced more reluctantly than the case today. War truly never ends because it doesn't matter where it takes place. War is war!(Report)Reply

    15 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
  • Jay Press (10/31/2006 2:08:00 PM)

    This is absolutley fantastic, it is very deep and talks about the sacrifices a soldier gives.(Report)Reply

    18 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
  • qwe rty (5/10/2006 1:51:00 AM)

    very very brood.
    only some one whos been there could write such a piece,
    my deepest respects(Report)Reply

    12 person liked.
    10 person did not like.
  • Kaylea Thomas (11/11/2005 4:51:00 AM)

    This poem touched me and made me think about the memories soliders must have.(Report)Reply

    11 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
Read all 20 comments »




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?

Read poems about / on: war, farewell, freedom, home, kiss, remember, alone, world, memory, hero



Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



[Report Error]