Reading through Tom French's "Touching The Bones" there is a very powerful piece called "Pity the Bastards" and apt if only for those at war with themselves and as good as any written, even if not intended as such. Gold as they say is where you find it. Books on war or war poems are ten a penny but maybe one of the best ever written was Michael Shaara's "The Killer Angels" a 1975 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the battle of Gettysburg and borrowed from by Steve Earle for his ballad of Buster Kilraine (Dixieland). Back to powerful writing. Look it up for yourself on youtube or wikipedia. Give yourself a treat. Tom French's book can be had from the library or any good bookstore.
Photo: Old graveyard Robinstown Co. Meath.