Soldier's Dream


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.
Soldier's Dream
Wilfred Owen's original manuscript, "Soldier's Dream," 1917
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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