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Russian General

The two combatants were 
Cast in a deceitful duel
Enmeshed in the charming world
Of wounded psyche’s 
Where thoughts 
Take arms and batter one another
I opened the heavy fire door
On my private inferno
My chest decorated 
Rows of gleaming medals
Much like a Russian General
Each medal signifying some special action
A cowardly special action
So I yield my chest, my body
To the executioners, I willingly do it,
Because that’s what soldiers do.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2010 9:54:00 AM
    It is very cold here in Springfield,Ohio today. But I must say your poetry has touched my heart James. Thank you for sharing it. Love, Carol