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Triple View of War

Timeless and ancient…it has 
been universally practiced…
Either unwilling…or longed for…
never to be 
abandoned...entwined in all…
never to be suppressed…
Plagued by loss…filled with 
bitter hatred at those that 
caused such suffering…
Shattered hearts torn by 
exposure to the violence…seen 
by all as a grim reminder of 
Viewed through the far away 
instrument of destruction…
detached from the battle…vital 
to victory…impossible to shake 
the horrors of hiding in Death’s 
shadow to bring a soul to Hell’s 
burning depths…
Supposed skill needed to take 
life from those unable to see 
their killer…cold unseeing eyes 
eternally search longingly for 
the soul claiming theirs…
The public eye turns away from 
the horror…unwilling to face the 
sacrifices made to protect their 
lies and false hopes…
Brave souls face the pain…
selflessly subjected to the loss 
of comrades and brothers in 
spilt blood…if only to fulfil the 
timeless call to arms…for one 
more battle…neither a triumph 
weighed against the price of 
young lives…paid to briefly 
continue the paper thin screens 
of security…
Souls snatched without warning 
and claimed by Death’s 
embrace…shattering hearts 
with cold precise theft…fear of 
loss…amazement at briefly 
extended life after a spell of 
carnage…brings all emotions 
rushing to be forcefully 
released a final time in 
Determined warriors unwilling 
to fight…but eager to win to 
stave off future battles and 
loss…harmed and saved only by 
Death’s bringer and 
Willingly exposed to conflict 
and danger…needed to mend 
Death’s halfhearted lust for 
souls…overflowed with loss and 
hope for an end to the horrors 
of solitary survival…as the 
unsuccessful attempts at 
salvation for the broken 
balance with the recovering 
fragmented couriers of Death…
Overall…a victory with no 
reward…a triumph pale in 
comparison to the means of 
acquiring it…pointless and vital 
to existence…eternal and 
ingrained in the hearts of all…
forever to be waged against 
Death’s evils and wrongs…Life’s 
losing victor

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  1. Date: 6/8/2012 2:42:00 PM
    Interesting poem about war. My boyfriend is in the army and he relates to this poem. I would never be able to say I truly relate to this because I myself have never been in a war or the military but this is a phenomenal piece yet again :)!

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    Date: 6/8/2012 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha thank you, it means so much that people read these, thank you and best wishes to your boyfriend and his safety.
  1. Date: 6/8/2012 12:00:00 PM
    WHOOOOOOOOOOA...... a BIG warm welcome to Poetry Soup, Alex! This one is also in my fav's. PLEASE keep writing <3