Manly War Romancer

George Orwell

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Auden and Isherwood

Manly War Romancer

Auden pronounces War is murder
Mister Orwell has a hissy:
Do not scorn the deeds of men
You damn, limp-wristed sissy

Orwell ran to join a war
Chris and Wystan sailed away
Orwell took one in the throat
But lived to write another day

Does this poem have a moral,
A message, or an answer?
Gladly lust for life unlike
A manly war romancer

by Richard W. Bray

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