Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois)

Shock Troops - Poem by Ernest Hemingway

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Men went happily to death
But they were not the men
Who marched
For years
Up to the line.
These rode a few times
And were gone
Leaving a heritage of obscene song.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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