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Robert William Service (Роберт Уильям Сервис)


The Aftermath


Although my blood I've shed
In war's red wrath,
Oh how I darkly dread
Its aftermath!
Oh how I fear the day
Of my release,
When I must face the fray
Of phoney peace!

When I must fend again
In labour strife;
And toil with sweat and strain
For kids and wife.
The world is so upset
I battled for,
That grimly I regret
The peace of war.

The wounds are hard to heal
Of shell and shard,
But O the way to weal
Is bitter hard!
Though looking back I see
A gory path,
How bloody black can be
War's Aftermath!



Robert William Service's other poems:
  1. The Man from Eldorado
  2. The Under-Dogs
  3. Abandoned Dog
  4. Milking Time
  5. The Nostomaniac


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