And the wounds of my heart are red,
For I have watched them die
Extract 'To the Warmongers' by Siegfried Sassoon.
I am no Siegfried Sassoon,
I have not watched them die,
I have only watched their boxes
I have only watched their flimsy cotton shrouds
lined up in some dusty market place
I have only watched on my TV screen.
Yet do I have the right
for pity's sake