Competition, conflict, history, Humanity, Philosophy, poems, poetry, Rupert Brooke, thoughts, war, Wilfred Owen
War poets: a) poets who lived through times of war
Or b) poets who write about war?
I saw this poster and, for two seconds, considered writing something for it.
Then I read it and began to consider what exactly were they looking for?
Would they want a ‘war is abhorrent, causes nothing but suffering, pain and misery, and it is about time that we evolved Humanity to a state where wars no longer took place’, or would they rather a ‘war is an unfortunate, yet necessary evil, in which good will triumph, and all those who fight are ‘heroes”?
I decided that the ‘judges’ would err towards the latter.
I trust you know that my leaning is towards the former.
I shall not participate.