Does It Matter?

Does it matter? -losing your legs?
For people will always be kind,
And you need not show that you mind
When others come in after hunting
To gobble their muffins and eggs.
Does it matter? -losing you sight?
There’s such splendid work for the blind;
And people will always be kind,
As you sit on the terrace remembering
And turning your face to the light.
Do they matter-those dreams in the pit?
You can drink and forget and be glad,
And people won't say that you’re mad;
For they know that you've fought for your country,
And no one will worry a bit.

by Siegfried Sassoon

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As contemporary as the armistice that ended the Great War. Join Veterans for Peace in reclaiming Armistice Day for the 100th anniversary. Ring a bell 11 times on the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month,2018. Spokane Veterans for Peace.
that kid from the bash street kids with the foreskin sweater sure has grown up a bit
we who knew the valiant few, furrowed in your lawn, are quite concerned you haven't learned the fury of the pawn
Cynically best poem, thanks for sharing,
Though cynic interesting.Yes as Aristotle says suffering purifies the soul! Tragedy grabs attention
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