Soldier's Dream

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Soldier's Dream was written by Owen in Craiglockhart, Scotland, between October-November, 1917. It is about a dream where Christ destroyed weapons on both sides of the War.
An illustration for the story Soldier's Dream by the author Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen's original manuscript, "Soldier's Dream," 1917
An illustration for the story Soldier's Dream by the author Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen's original manuscript, "Soldier's Dream," 1917
An illustration for the story Soldier's Dream by the author Wilfred Owen
I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears;
And caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts;
And buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts;
And rusted every bayonet with His tears.

And there were no more bombs, of ours or Theirs,
Not even an old flint-lock, not even a pikel.
But God was vexed, and gave all power to Michael;
And when I woke he'd seen to our repairs.

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