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The War Machine

By Rory McKenziePublished 6 months ago 1 min read

Nothing but banter at recruiting time

But oh how that fades come shooting time

Some return deaf, maimed and stammering

Numerous nails for coffins need hammering

Why khaki, when they’d live longer in suit and tie?

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Rory McKenzie

I write gritty, contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction, immersing readers in the complexities of coming of age and the first steps of adulthood. Themes are often mature.

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  • Dooney Potter6 months ago

    Honestly dark, fearless and without holding back. So much unspoken emotion and implication in those brief lines….

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