Day 13 – The Letter Poem

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#13 – The Letter Poem 

Write a poem using words from a famous letter or a letter from your own collection.


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This poem is been written from the controversial and famous letter of Siegfried Sassoon who In July of 1917, mid-World War I, following a period of convalescent leave during which he had decided to make a stand by not returning to duty

The Letter titled “Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration”


A soldier’s heartfelt declaration towards the destruction of war

He made his statement with an act
of wilful defiance of military authority

For the ones who have deliberately prolonged the war
Are the ones who had the power to end it.

I am a soldier and am speaking
on the behalf of my brothers

The war upon which it was started
Was of defense and liberation

But now it has prolonged
For aggression and conquest

I have seen and endured
The sufferings of the troops

And I believe it is pure evil and unjust
For prolonging the sufferings to the ends

I protest against the conduct
Of war and the political errors

For which the fighting men are
Being undeniably sacrificed

And on behalf of those who are suffering now
I the soldier humbly ask

To stop what was started
For it has changed the course of time…

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