And now you think;

'What rubbish they write,

These trivial matters that engage them

How pathetic, how ignorant they are.'

So… the old war heroes…

Those who wrote out about the terror

The fear, the suffering

Now that…that was

Something worth writing

Something worth reading,

Not these pitiful matters

That trouble people now;

Homework, school

Parents, independence

And so on and so forth

No. What shallow simpletons

are these people we now see?

And knowing what you are thinking,

I say:

"These are our lives-

the past has no bearing

when the present is deadly."