Disabled - by Wilfred Owen

Disabled - by Wilfred Owen

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  • A lonely man is sitting in his wheel-chair thinking about his life before the war....
  • He thinks about how the town used to be a happy place at dusk....
  • He thinks about how his life was ruined in a far away war....
  • "He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey"
  • He thinks about the reasons he decided to enlist....
  • "About this time Town used to swing so gay When glow-lamps budded in the ligh-blue trees"
  • He thinks about how he felt on the day he signed up....
  • "He's lost his colour very far from here, Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry"
  • He feels lonely and abandoned in his pathetic state....
  • "After the matches carried shoulder high.... He thougt he'd better join. He wonders why..."
  • "Smiling they wrote his lie; aged nineteen years... he was drafted out with drums and cheers."
  • "Now, he will spend a few sick years in institutes,... And take whatever pity they may dole.... Why don't they come And put him into bed?"
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