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Pillage...and Peace

Upon a dead mound of rocks,
Approached a man, a horse,
With armored chest and visored face:
Well-shielded all across.
Looking back, he gestured motion
Then there was a shout
Of thundering voices in a parley--
Hark! A battle roust...!!

On and on went blade and sword:
Smote against smote;
The same action was followed as if,
The kill was conn'd by rote...
Insane, the enemy on which they charged,
Was forced to run amok;
A blow here and a blow there,
Death ceased those with less luck...

All at once--all was shaken,
All was left asunder;
Disaster had struck this land of dread,
Now all was left in plunder...:

No more of the smiling parched faces,
Covered in sandy gear;
No more were there happy looks--
None happiness left to bear...
They'd made a sudden chance
On those men, women and kid;
While none left to mourn askance--
The afterward's left placid...

The dead were being searched for life:
All alive left, were killed;
The loot was being gathered up--
The gathering hands were skilled..

A subtle cry was then heard,
And a hand was with hope raised;
The General turned around that way,
Scanned and sternly gazed...

It was here that he came down--
The horse he did unmount;
He neared the dying soldier's cry,
Then plunged his sword in ground...
A softer moan filled the air,
As steel pierced a mesh;
The bleeding heart bled some more,
They'd met--Blood, Steel, Sand and Flesh...

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Well done, Akash. Great depiction of the Roman Legion. Congratulations on a great win!

  1. Date: 7/2/2014 1:44:00 AM
    Its inspiring how in the last verse no words were exchanged, you let the deport speak for itself, very wise. I respect your vocabulary too Akash. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 7/1/2014 6:45:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win, Akash! Last line is very clever! Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 6/30/2014 10:30:00 PM
    well done Akash, Linda

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 1:08:00 AM
    could picture the scene, very descriptive

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 6:36:00 PM
    i enjoyed it this morning,yadav.fabiyas

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 5:21:00 PM
    ahhh a rennaisance man, please go to You Tube and listen to Martial Acts! and you will like Cameo Knights, & Above Desire as well! Light & Love (Loved your write too!)