Why did the soldier boy say that he was getting older and was feeling cold in the poem “Small Pain in My Chest” by Michael Mack?
The soldier boy in Michael Mack’s poem “Small Pain in My Chest” felt cold and thought be to getting older because in reality he suffered a great injury in the battle the night before and was nearing his death. He probably didn’t understand that he was going to succumb to the injury.
The soldier asked for the help because he and his teammate had gone for a war and while climbing up the hills there was a sudden explosion and his teammate had died in that explosion. He said that he was so lucky in that explosion as his friends had lost their lives but he was alive with only a small pain in his chest. He was asking for a sip of water because he had fought all day and all night.