He Who Fights And Runs Away...

Bob Marley
was not joking
was not joking
when he sang the song:"He who fights and runs away,
lives to fight another day."

Saddam Hussein
and refused
to run away.

Saddam Hussein fought  his battle
and refused to run away,
and refused to run away,
and could not fight another day
and could not fight another day
 there was
no more battle to fight.

If you want to live to fight  another,
fight and run away,
fight and run away.

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Saddam Hussein fought...and refused to run away and died.

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Written on May 13, 2023

Submitted by Chinonyeisraeluche on May 13, 2023

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Scheme xAAbb xxxb xBBBBxxx xBB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 449
Words 101
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 8, 3

Israel Chinonye Uche

Date of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian; Igbo BA(Hons) 1982,Theatre Arts, University of Calabar; PGDE, 1987,University of Nigeria, Nssuka Secondary School teacher( retired). Author and publisher more…

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Discuss the poem He Who Fights And Runs Away... with the community...

  • israel_u
    Retreat is a part of warfare strategy.
    LikeReply2 hours ago
  • Chinonyeisraeluche
    To fight and die in the process is a sign of failure. You fight to win, and celebrate, and not die, and be mocked, or ridiculed.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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