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The War Edition | Poetry

Have you deserted an army whose need for your martyrdom was dire? How can you live with yourself today? Maybe, you have never been a soldier before, or you fought and stood your ground. Have you ever been running away? From yourself? live with yourself today? Maybe, you have never been a soldier before, or you fought and stood your ground. Have you ever been running away? From yourself?

No would stop to stare

a deserter I look at him today and wonder

twenty-five years like a moment never passed

am I not better off living, a father

or would I have better been a martyr

dousing a dying legend of a cause or a man—

there were a thousand reasons to die for

I chose one for which, today, I live.

The War Edition is a collection of poems that displays all kinds of war and not only the ones we fight on unfathomable battlefields for unidentifiable causes, war is everywhere, the social war, the religious war, and the to be or not to be war.

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