Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 151

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"The Realism" S Young

Its very well to talk about the glory of the war
And read about the trenches in your books
It kind of interests you, that's the picture or the sketch
Or a photograph you say "How fine it looks"

But stay behind that picture there is much that lies concealed
That escapes the passing glances of the few
Who scan with idle interest just to while away the hour
But say lads "What's it mean to me and you"

It does not show the tired minds that cry aloud for rest                                   
And eyes droop protesting Nature's claim

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