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the battle

  A soldier in battle
  Hears the  bullets rattle
  And is caught in the crossfire

 He is draped in the flag
  His medals turn to tags
  Silent and without desire

 Melancholy  speaks  truth
  Eternity meets youth
  Before his final salute

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Powerful lines: "Eternity meets youth Before his final salute". Congrats, Joseph!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:18:00 PM
    Congratulations Joseph.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work.Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Joseph, this spoke to me...Iwould have placed this higher, I think it is great. BG

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 4:13:00 PM
    So true and sad Joseph, however congrats on thr H M Joe..)

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Joseph, It was well written....Roger

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:35:00 AM
    This is a sad but effective piece. Congratulations, I think it is very well written and filled with emotion, for me very touching.

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Congratulations Joseph xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Thanks for the placement DR Ram....

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Thanks for your interesting poem and congratulations on the win, Joseph

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy Holidays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:55:00 PM
    ah, another one for Ram's contest? Well done!!

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Sad one..Very creative work..Thanks for the visit to my page with congrats.Sara

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:13:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on battle, Joseph

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Good poem Joseph, what a horrible thing is war. Thanks for the read mate....peter

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poem tonight xxx