For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked a while at the crossing of city ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow
Like the clouds in the lit heavens of life; and you're a man reprieved to go,
Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.
But the past is just the same,- and War's a bloody game....
Have you forgotten yet?
Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you'll never forget.
Excerpt taken from "Aftermath" by Siegfried Sassoon
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