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The short Walk

They marched me out 
Before dawns first light
The moon casting weak shadows, 
The stars in full flight
Across snow laid fresh 
Into field of gray
Not a word was spoken
On that fateful day
Stood me against post 
Bound me tight
Put hood on my head, 
So that I might 
Not even glimpse 
The day’s first light 
 Heard crisp orders barked 
Then clatter of wood and steel
But not the volley of riffles
 That dealt the pain 
Then up he marched 
Sidearm in hand 
To deliver a lesson 
All would understand 
Don’t retreat under fire 
Don’t refuse to fight 
Or shake so much
It gives others fright  
Don’t lay in the trench 
With hand over your ears 
Not even trying 
To hid your tears 
And then it was all over
And my body cut free 
Another lesson taught
Well at least to me

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  1. Date: 5/3/2012 12:02:00 AM
    Woow, I like your poen - well written and deep. - Have a lovely day. - Love from Norway and Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 4:32:00 PM
    Interesting work that you have penned..Enjoyed reading this eve..So he did not get the firing squad after all but was released..Sara