Counter-Attack and Other Poems/Does it Matter?


Does it matter?{{subst:--}}losing your leg?. . .
For people will always be kind,
And you need not show that you mind
When the others come in after hunting
To gobble their muffins and eggs.

Does it matter?{{subst:--}}losing your sight?. . .
There's such splendid work for the blind;
And people will always be kind,
As you sit on the terrace remembering
And turning your face to the light.

Do they matter?{{subst:--}}those dreams from the pit?. . .
You can drink and forget and be glad.
And people won't say that you're mad;
For they'll know that you've fought for your country,
And no one will worry a bit.