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YOU HEAR

You hear that war is hell, is there a doubt?

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It has become an oft repeated line,

It's heard as just a whisper not a shout.

They shout for glory as they raise the stein

It has become an oft repeated line.

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Do they not think about what it implies?

They shout for glory as they raise the stein,

They seem so unaware that someone dies

Do they not think about what it implies?

It means some sons and daughters are no more.

They seem so unaware that someone dies,

Unlucky sons and daughters of the poor.

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It means some sons and daughters are no more.

War may be hell for them but not the rich.

Unlucky sons and daughters of the poor,

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 

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