What is the ”small pain” of the soldier?

QuestionsWhat is the ”small pain” of the soldier?
Yusuf Ahmed asked 5 months ago

What is the “small pain” of the soldier in Michael Mack’s poem “Small Pain in My Chest”?

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Staff answered 5 months ago

The “small pain” in the chest of the soldier was actually a fatal wound created by an explosion in the war the previous night. The soldier boy finally succumbed to his injury and died.

But his reiteration regarding it being a “small pain” was in comparison to the fate of his fellow soldiers who had died before him and also in comparison to the bigger perspective of the destruction that war can cause.

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