Private Ed Paley's War Poems
by Matthew Zaretsky
Ed Paley came into the war as an adolescent, focused solely on college and meeting lovely women. When he was drafted into the army to fight in World War II, nothing could prepare him for what he was about to endure physically and mentally. These are Ed's words, his truest feelings and emotions. Through poetry, Ed expresses love, laughter, pain, tragedy, anger, resentment, and death.