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Old age hangs easy, said the man.

He was in the trenches gassed; and harried

by good souls who knew a good story;

They cheered him for his valor.

‘My valor? I lived through your war

And live as living dead for all you care.

Time just ticked on. The rest was easy,’

said he with a smile.


Time rings a bell but not the hell

Of living thus in your midst.

Next time you make a bloody war,

Let time ring for another.


Background info: Henry John “HarryPatch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009)—known as “the Last Tommy”

—was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe.wikipedia

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