What? !

What is it that you want to know?
What is it that you want to see?
Is it really what you want?
Or is it just to be?
To be is what one truely wants!
To see what is to be!
So open your eyes so you can see!
For everything that is to be!
Because if you truely can not see!
Then you will probably not be!

WHAT! ?

by Delilah Caszatt

Comments (3)

What could be said after reading this staggeringly beautiful poem?
Hi, yeah I think you are right, doing the two of them for my English coursework, I think they had a lot of feeling in what they were writing.This poem seems to be a huge irony on the letters that were sent home to parents saying 'we regret to inform you that your son has died of wounds sustained...'. It read in my book of peotry that Sassoon wrote this about a man who had come from the High Wood, could this possibly be some kind of reference to when he took the trench there single handedly from the Germans about the sniper as he also killed one of them? Any replies would be thankfully recieved.
Have a look at Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est', if you really want to know what it was all about. I feel Owen and Sassoon were probably the two best poets of WWI. Anybody else at all interested in a discussion?