This is one of my favorite poems of all time. I memorized this poem as a kid, just listening to John Denver reciting it on the album Poems, Prayers and Promises. As a child (and now as an adult) the Georgian style made it very easy to understand with very direct and in your face description. It is a testiment to the reality of the 'fools' who wage war and just how little regard they have for the lives of the young people who fight them. Bravo! ! ! Maybe the so called leaders of our world today should read it and take a long look in the mirror. This should be a top 100 poem at the least.