I remember studying this either in freshmen literature or highschool.
It was in a setting of a war torn area, possibly WW2. The idea was a sort of desensitized almost denial of the tragedy around the person speaking.
Maybe it is "No News from Auschwitz" that I am thinking about and I'm just focusing on the irony and denial in the last line?
"There is nothing new to report about Auschwitz. It was a sunny day and the trees were green and at the gates the children played."
does anybody know of a poem told in similar style? But more of a first person account of everyday life in a war-torn zone, that kind of downplays in a desensitized way the issues they face, and where the speaker has a mundane type of tone where you see how he's been forced for so long to accept it that tragedy no longer has it's full impact??
I acknowledge that it may not even exist.. lol but if it does maybe you are the right crowd to help me find it?