A Lesson in War

Not one to romanticize war I simply write my impressions and conclusions, like this poem:

A Lesson of War

No one wins in war.
Aside from the stories, legend and lore
The only gain
From war
Is an unremovable stain:
After war, some who fought
May boast that they served in battle.
I don’t think I ever will.
The lesson I learned in war is
That it is not who you fight
But who you kill.

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  • Mike Welsh

    There are many times that the only reason we survive the war is that it is not our time to go. Viet Nam 65/66………..Only by the Grace of God that some of us came home.

  • M. R. Buechler

    Words of truth. 1st RECON BN

  • David Wasson

    Thank you. very true

  • D. R. Byrne

    War is war, and freedom is not free, it is bought with young men’s blood. There are no “winners”, only survivors with memories…………..

  • L King

    truth ! NAM 70-71

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