What is the feeling behind each expression? It is necessary to think on a situation where someone has come victorious in a battle for the belonging country but has lost one of body parts in the battle. How will the family feel for him? What is left in his life? Should he be happy for the victory or be upset for losing one body part? Such a state of confusion and mixed emotions is presented in this poem.
“Disabled” is an emotionally occupying poem which makes the reader cry. Each sentence explained in this poem straightens the cramps in the reader’s body. This poem is highly motivating for those who wish to do something for their nation. It is an inspiration for those who are ready to die for their nation. There are very few poems that can really inspire the reader to such a level.
Everyone in this world lives and cares for their family. Still there are wars amongst countries for various reasons. Army is responsible for facing the opponents in war to save people living in their country. But we usually forget that army men and those on the war fare fighting for their nation have families too. They probably have a mother, father, wife and child. Still they are ready to face the death only to keep the people of the country safe.
Wilfred Owen has written this poem in excellent way. Each word used in each line is shocking. Sentiments reach their peak when reader comes to the middle part of this poem. After each battle most commandos of both fighting countries get wounded badly. They are admitted to several hospitals for the treatment. The mourning of the child, mother, father or wife is very sentimental when they learn about their lost or wounded man. These tears are nothing in front of that soldier’s achievement. Though he has lost one of his body part, he has saved many body parts of people of his nation which is commendable. This is his achievement. Therefore, poet turns every sorrow to an inspiration.
Poet tries to advise each youngster to do something good for their country. This soldier has done his job to save the nation and its people, now it is responsibility of people to save his family. This simple message has got very deep meaning inside which poet is trying to explain. Everyone has their own family and a soldier is not an exception to it and thus his family also must be seen like our own family.
“Disabled” is incredibly beautiful poem. This poem touches every reader’s heart. It shows how difficult it is to be a soldier. It explains the truth behind the life of a soldier. Such poems need to be published worldwide to stop the battles that are fought between the countries. This world can be a peaceful place if countries stop fighting amongst them. Life can become peaceful and trouble free for the common people. The poet wants to bring out the pain felt by his family due the loss of the life of a soldier and wants everyone to be at peace and stop making this world a battleground. This is a legendary poem.