Life is Cheap in War

A quote I read “Life was cheap in war” said by Martin Cohn in Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand, pg 87 is the inspiration for this poem.

The soldier preparing for battle

about to do the dirty chore

looks at his buddy on the left

and his pal on the right

and realizes  life is cheap in war.

He squares his shoulders

swallows his fear down to his core

thinks only of his cause

and his momma back home

and hates that life is cheap in war.

 

His dreams are on hold

as he tries to think what he’s there for

the enemy must be hated

and can’t be equal to human

because all life is cheap in war.

© 2017 ck’s days

 

 

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