Edwin Brock Poems

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Edwin Brock
Edwin Brock (born in 1927 in London, died in 1997) was a British poet. Following two years that he spent in the Royal Navy shortly after the end of the Second World War he wrote Five Ways to Kill a Man, an emotionless poem highlighting stupid deaths, the harshness of war and the increasing loss of humanity, as shown in the distance between the killer and the victim (needing to touch him in the first stanza, and not needing to know who he is in stanzas 4-5)

five ways to kill a man
There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
To th... [read poem]
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