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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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

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  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 30,996 Points 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

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Poems About War

  1. 1. A War Song To Englishmen , William Blake
  2. 2. Love And War , Ovid
  3. 3. The Next War , Wilfred Owen
  4. 4. A Prayer In Time Of War , Alfred Noyes
  5. 5. Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War , Margaret Atwood
  6. 6. War Is Never Over , Cecil L. Harrison
  7. 7. From A German War Primer , Bertolt Brecht
  8. 8. In California During The Gulf War , Denise Levertov
  9. 9. War Some More , Sandra Osborne
  10. 10. Lessons Of The War , Henry Reed
  11. 11. Meditations In Time Of Civil War , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind , Stephen Crane
  13. 13. Two Poems From The War , Archibald MacLeish
  14. 14. A Meditation In Time Of War , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. On Receiving News Of The War , Isaac Rosenberg
  16. 16. Nefarious War , Li Po
  17. 17. Repression Of War Experience , Siegfried Sassoon
  18. 18. Spring In War Time , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. On Being Asked For A War Poem , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. War Of The Worlds , john tiong chunghoo
  21. 21. Memorial Day For The War Dead , Yehuda Amichai
  22. 22. Woman And War , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. The Next War , Robert Graves
  24. 24. Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A M.. , William Shakespeare
  25. 25. To Lucasta On Going To The War - For The.. , Robert Graves
  26. 26. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
  27. 27. Dusk In War Time , Sara Teasdale
  28. 28. The War Films , Sir Henry Newbolt
  29. 29. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
  30. 30. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
  31. 31. War...War...War... , joe yourmom
  32. 32. War Profit Litany , Allen Ginsberg
  33. 33. Song-Books Of The War , Siegfried Sassoon
  34. 34. War Song , John Davidson
  35. 35. There Was Crimson Clash Of War. , Stephen Crane
  36. 36. At The War Office, London. , Thomas Hardy
  37. 37. War , Charles Wagner
  38. 38. The Holy War , Rudyard Kipling
  39. 39. War Song , Thomas Moore
  40. 40. - Love Is War! , Ronberge (anno primo)
  41. 41. Man's Civil War , Robert Southwell
  42. 42. Tell Brave Deeds Of War , Stephen Crane
  43. 43. Fortune Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  44. 44. They Gave Us A War That Nobody Wanted , Patrick O'Donnell
  45. 45. A Date With An Anti-War Protester , Chuck Audette
  46. 46. A Radical War Song , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  47. 47. Declaration Of War , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  48. 48. The Ashantee War , William Topaz McGonagall
  49. 49. War Torn , James Mills
  50. 50. On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War) , Carolyn Kizer
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