What attitude toward war does Marilyn Krysl reveal in her poem "Cease Fire: Batticaloa, Sri Lanka"?

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One of the main themes in this poem about war is escape. The speaker describes a war in which the two sides are in a way of attrition whether neither side is winning but damage is still being done - including to the speaker's health and peace of mind. It is affecting each of the soldiers on each side in the same way and could end up killing them all through the suicide of individual stress and decline. The speaker desires escape from the inescapable - the trap is so tight that the only way out would resemble drowning in some kind of sea such as water. There he could find repose - which is what each soldier from each side would like too. The natural objects such as seashell, sand ,stars, water,sky contrast the simplicity of nature.

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