If you want to know what inspired me: the Vanity Fair TV-serial from 1998. Yes, about a novel that satirizes society. There was a scene about the battle at Waterloo. Too often I forget the horrors of war. It might be because we see so much of it, I might get numb to it. Or it might just be my character.
In any case, it really struck me.
I do am wondering about some things though:
- How is the flow? When I read it out loud, it sounds like the flow is fine, but you might disagree.
- What do you think 'years are wasted' refers too?
- Did you notice/like the alliteration I used? It appears 'bloody battles' is quite a favorite of mine (regardless of the meaning of course), I used it before in a poem.
- How overly dramatic do you think this poem is?
- Any obvious spelling mistakes I failed to notice?
- What do you think of the title?