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To Give A little

Walked they did, through the heat; the stark
Bare country they didn’t know.
Pointed they did, hungry cold guns 
To faces they knew not.
Cried they did, at corpses
Belonging to those men they never met. 

Yet that hell ground, that spiteful haunt
Belonging tothe Devil’s padded foot.
Got them, 
Took them, 
Away, from you, from life, from all.
Left them; scarred forever. 

Where are they now? 
You ask, 
You ponder, never caring before, 
Who fought, who crowed
Life’s young lads, 
They took that bullet; 
That fatal blast.

Some are marked with shadows
Unnoticeable to those they pass.
Others, noticed by wounds; 
Of limbs long lost and skin re-sown, 
Yet some you won’t meet for they are gone
Soul flown, to the land of mighty God. 

Stop right there and make a mark
A token to those that have departed, 
A line perhaps to the grieving gal’s 
A song, limerick, even a status will do, 
Give something, anything, a little will suffice
To those that gave their lives for you. 

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  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
    Wow! Powerful piece! I love it! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 5:23:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Bethany. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 2:41:00 PM
    You are a probable artist, my darling. I advise you to continue to produce poetry with a similar theme.

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 12:34:00 PM
    homage to the fallen written crisply with thought.