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

  • (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.
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  • (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

    (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

  • (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
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  • (3/25/2018 9:56:00 AM)


    War,war never changes (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2018 10:58:00 AM)


    What a touching poem! (Report) Reply

  • (3/6/2018 12:53:00 AM)


    that poem was so touching and true (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (5/10/2006 1:51:00 AM)


    very very brood.
    only some one whos been there could write such a piece,
    my deepest respects
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  • (11/11/2005 4:51:00 AM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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