War Poem

An Old Soldier's Look At Life

This poem is loosely based on my late uncle, who was a Prisoner of War during World War II. He related to children better than adults. Many people found him rather strange, but we (nephews and nieces) adored him.

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Armchair Critic

Robert Haigh ©

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2018

He is an armchair critic
Who likes to watch the news.
Staring at his old TV,
He mumbles as he views,
And when the politicians speak,
He almost blows a fuse!

He disagrees with everything,
Or so it seems these days.
He doesn't like the news anchor
Or half of what she says.
It seems to him the world's gone mad
In oh so many ways.

He sits there in his old armchair
With no one else around.
He seldom turns the TV off.
He needs that constant sound.
It drives the loneliness away.
That's one thing he's found.

He's an old forgotten soldier,
A hero from the war.
He seldom speaks about those days,
The horrors that he saw.
He sometimes sits and ponders
And asks, "What was it for?"


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  • 4 years ago

Wow, I love your poem.. Hats off to your old forgotten soldier.

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