Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Good fight, for ... a Tuesday Poem

Harry and Joeie

Harry and Joeie were lovers
Together they went off to war
They'd fight the battles of the world
And make what was wrong come out right

Harry and Joeie were quite sure
Sure their causes were worthy and right
And forgetting the writer's lines
Lines told Only the good die young

Harry and Joeie off at war
Valiantly they fought gave their best
And where there's war there's casualties
Bruised beaten and shot they came back

Repaired they'd never be the same
Unending war it won't be won
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm  linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at   http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-tuesday-platform_17.html?m=1
 - I wrote this with the intent that it would NOT HAVE TO BE A WAR poem but rather a couple's battle against the tribulations of life.  I didn't say this and it seems all who read it took it as a war poem, slightly anti-war which was in mind also when I wrote it.
 - Mrs. Jim did have a brother who was killed in WWII, his airplane, a P38, was shot down over Italy by the Germans.

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At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:25:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

I saw this with uncles in WW2 where the recovery from their experiences was very slow indeed and never forgotten. Then there were Aunts whose husbands never came back and the effect it had on them. It is always good to remind others of the effect and tragedy of conflict.

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Veey true, these brave were very much in my mind when I wrote. I've made a few changes, when I started writing I didn't necessarily want to mean a war between political entities, but also any of life's conflicts.

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:05:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so poignant. You have truly captured the attrocities of war here.

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:24:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

I love the line "only the good die young" but that isn't really true. And yes, war often begets more war but there are times one must defend... it is tiring ...

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:57:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

War, our only true constant it seems. It is exhausting, and filled with suffering.

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:17:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

They gave their best and surely deserve better than they got.

At Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:53:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Repaired they'd never be the same
Unending war it won't be won

The ravages of war will physically affect those at the front yet the war persists or may even get worse. There are no winners but all are losers!


At Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:50:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sad indeed.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:31:00 AM, Blogger annell4 said...

Your words sare true.

At Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind ....

and so it repeats, so it drains - ALL conflicts come with a price - of which little virtue can be extracted ...


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