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Generals Die in Bed Poetry

by Alivia G. Ward

Pages 2 and 3 of 12

These poems were inspired by ‘Generals Die in Bed’ by Charles Yale Harrison. While reading the book, I was inspired by the points in the book that showed how they could never escape the war. All the high points lasted only a short while, because of the impending doom. In the last few poems, as in the book, everything starts to become darker. The main character is loosing hope.
Sounds of thunder far away
but nothing where we are
fighting all over the land
but waiting where we are
we know nothing of the terrors ahead
we just wait
in the dark
and quiet