Daily Prompt: Pleasure

My response to the daily prompt titled Pleasure which asks;

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

It seems a bit weird to me to be having this prompt today, a prompt talking about pleasure on the 100th anniversary of the Somme, the bloodiest day in British military history, where so many young men lost their lives fighting for their country. They lived in some truly awful conditions, I doubt they experienced much pleasure sitting in the trenches on the frontlines, cold and wet just waiting for the whistle to blow to signal for them to go up and over, just like at the end of Blackadder goes Fourth.

On the other hand what they did, and all military men and women since, has basically ensured that following generations, not just mine, don’t have to go through the same thing. What they did has meant that we do get to live nice peaceful lives, lives enjoying the pleasures that we do, from small things like chocolate and beer all the way up to things like our right to vote. It may sound a little silly calling the right to vote a pleasure but if you stop and think for a moment it really is, people just take it for granted because they have always had, they haven’t had to fight for it.



2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Pleasure”

  1. Agreed. Voting is not just a right – as the Brexit just showed – it’s also a duty. If all the people eligle to vote had bothered to ge off their butts to cast their ballots, then maybe the result would have been diffrent. And even with the same result – you’d be sure that is what the people actually wants.

    1. Agreed. Sadly low turnout has always been an issue. No government in Britain has ever actually been elected with a majority of the people of the country but hopefully the referendum really highlighted how important it is to go out and vote.

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