The Aftermath

Although my blood I've shed
  In war's red wrath,
Oh how I darkly dread
  Its aftermath!
Oh how I fear the day
  Of my release,
When I must face the fray
  Of phoney peace!

When I must fend again
  In labour strife;
And toil with sweat and strain
  For kids and wife.
The world is so upset
  I battled for,
That grimly I regret
  The peace of war.

The wounds are hard to heal
  Of shell and shard,
But O the way to weal
  Is bitter hard!
Though looking back I see
  A gory path,
How bloody black can be
  War's Aftermath!

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