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Enemies Defined

Valiant we stand over enemies defined
The lives we laid down weigh heavy on our minds

Years of defiance, hatred and pain
The countless dead like drops of rain

Death and destruction, toil and despair
Fear from above as bombs fall through the air

War is defined as living in hell
to settle misgivings to which were compelled

Casualties of war, refugees in flight
Mothers embrace children as they cry in the night 

War is a festering disease with nary a cure
Peace is a blessing we all can endure

let hatred end and peace reign supreme
before the world as we know it becomes only a dream

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:13:00 PM
    I hear ya there! Another Fav for me...

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:49:00 PM
    Terry, Congratulations with your awesome winning free verse poem... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:53:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest. take care cory

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Great Write! Kim

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Love the way you craft your patriotic themes. The price we pay is immense and the last powerful line packed a punch for me :)

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:54:00 PM
    If only!!! Unfortunately there's too much profit in it for some... Terry

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 8:09:00 PM
    wow, Terry, Not sure about others, but I’m always glued to poetry with a purpose. Hatred and peace should stand trial... I wish not to take that one certain nap, and find myself in a forever dream. excellent poem. LINDA

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Good write. It could use some tightening up on some lines for the sake of tempo. If I may offer an example...Instead of "Mothers embracing children as they cry in the night " Something like: Mothers embrace children in the night. good write just a suggestion for the tempo of the work.