Sudden Death

Sudden Death


How could we face

the annihilation of war?

If nought lay beyond

life's shore.


To be snatched in an 

instant by a bullet or bomb.

To where does our soul 

eventually belong?

◄ The Agony of Separation

Strangled Silence ►


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Stephen Gospage

Sun 30th Apr 2023 18:36

This poem sets out a stark choice, Keith. I'm sure many of those in combat must think about this. I think I would. Thanks again for a fine poem.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 30th Apr 2023 15:51

A very precise piece Keith. A startling question in the first four lines. Could the answer be courage? without the reward of something in return. Unlike the age old promise of all religions.

Good succinct thinking stuff.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sun 30th Apr 2023 14:42

It eventually becomes a great sacrifice for the country I believe, Keith. But, on the contrary, when it comes to "to where the soul eventually belong?", I really feel incapable of sharing any of my opinion or perception about a life so great and a sacrifice equally brave.
Thank you for this thought provoking poem, Keith.

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