We are in the trenches in this book, and exploring the various wars we have been through. There are also poems of the innocence of children, and PTSD.
Stories and poems put us in the picture, others are observations. Example of this –
In Vietnam Veteran by Linda M. Crate
They would have celebrated his death
But they won’t celebrate his life
And Refugees by Kirsty A. Niven
The girl held out her hands to me
Wrapped in soiled clothes
Layer upon layer.
She could be mine, she could be any of ours,
But the government tells us this is no matter
The terrible thought that occurred to me while reading this was that every writer published in this book, and for every reader too, in some form we have experienced, or know of somebody who has fought in a, war.
We are not immune to it as we watch the news on TV, or read the newspapers with images that have become symbolic. We must ask is fighting for peace going to bring peace?
Other books available in the series include Lonely, Love, and Travel.
What a lovely sunny cover, huh?
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Look out for an interview with Robin Barratt tomorrow.