To End All Wars .....?

To End All Wars .....?


Tightly in my arms I'd held him,

No chance to staunch the flow.

The face was changing colour.

Ruddy pink a sickly puce ,then indigo.

He tried to speak........


Now its a chalky , bluish white.

A single tear it fell.

While I 'd tried not to weep.

But looking down, I saw ......

That Half his head was gone!


They're on they're way,

Hang on in there, I heard me say.

But his eyes had lost focus ,

slowly dimmed ,and the spark .........

Just went out.


He'd bled where he fell .

His warriors'  journey over.

While mine had just begun,

And every time I  close my eyes

My journey starts its run.


I relive that bloody moment,

In that dusty Afghan sun.

Where I  lost my best mate.

A greater friend and true

Shot down dead........

                by a Dirty motley crew.


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