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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Fallen Heroes

Sound of the bugle

War!

Thundering vehicles

Soldiers march

Their legs rise and fall like a pendulum

Unwavering synchronization

They have bid goodbyes and kisses to loved ones

Motherland needs them more than us

Fueled with hatred for the opposition

March to protect

March to destroy evil

March to serve

But who is the winner?

The bullet shall decide

The number of caskets shall decide

The number of fallen heroes shall decide

Tears of mothers shall decide

Yearning of a widow shall decide.


Note: for http://dversepoets.com/2012/05/28/memorial-day-poetry-prompt/


8 comments:

  1. it is heart rending and true as well... a truthful depiction of war

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  2. The irony of it all. Well-described. "The bullet shall decide, the number of caskets shall decide" - wrenching lines these.

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  3. ugh....war sucks...and is there ever really a winner when all the dead are lined up...and at what cost...

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  4. The bullet shall decide...that one line is a powerful poem in itself...brilliant words..

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  5. There are no winners in war...nice read!

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  6. Sadly there are no winners at war ~

    Nice to see you here ~

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  7. Powerful and so lingers with truth and sadness

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