Poems and Poetry

The War General | A Poem by Gareth Culshaw

Some said he was a hero
with bulletproof chest,
defused mines with a foot.

Others said he was a wife
beater, giving her cheeks bruises
like they were a knot in wood.

Others said he treated his
kids as if they were made
of eggshells.

Some said he beat his
neighbours until their bodies
were like jam inside.

Others said he’s buried without
fault. Some said the soil refused
to cover him up, such was his bile.

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3 thoughts on “The War General | A Poem by Gareth Culshaw

  1. Carolyn Martin

    Gareth, you capture the universal truth that we are multi-faceted human beings. I guess the earth has the last say about the essential nature of your war general. Well done!