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Marching - a sonnet

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Marching - a sonnet

Marching towards death, a soldier, young, brave
Unafraid, gorgeous, back against the wall
Just a young man, not asking for a save,
Praying, pleading, that he can save us all.

Marching for salvation, benediction
His past another war he has to face
Paying penance for his derelictions
He's caught between the hiding and the chase

Marching for freedom, for the call to arms,
For absolution from all of his sins
Ready to die, to save us all from harm,
Where does the boy end, the soldier begin?

Courageous paladin, resigned to death;
Scared boy, running away with his last breath.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2011 1:36:00 PM
    Creative and expressive write on the marching for freedom, kristen

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 1:09:00 PM
    Well written with great descriptive words and rhyming. A fine presentation.