War – Poetics Bold Tribute

…”Quaint and curious war is!”

Sons and daughters one and all
Go forth and live your young lives

As now, leaders who declare war
face each other like jousting knights
The rest of us shall stay home and place bets

Pat R


Inspired by:

“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
⁃ Thomas Hardy
from, ‘The Man He Killed’

For dVerse Poets Pub


20 responses to “War – Poetics Bold Tribute

  1. Ah, if only the war wagers would encourage the young to live their lives and leave the rest of us be. If only they were literally jousting knights, one quick face-off and the victor is decided, with minimal to zero collateral.


    • God willing. I find the whole one-ups manship & posturing exhausting. I often wonder what they think would happen to their family if this whole thing goes south. Maybe they’re stupid enough to think they are immune.


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