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War Cheers

The birds were feasting
on mutilated remains,
maggots oozed,
from the ruptured veins,
as bodies piled high
of casualties with no names,
ripped flesh,
rancid smell,
guts mesh,
and visions right from hell,
the markings of fear,
written everywhere,
and songs about bombs
bursting in air,
as death hears,
all the war cheers.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2009 11:26:00 AM
    Frank my friend, what you portrayed in this poem is an ugly reality of war. 'though it's somehow disturbing, but we are now enjoying the result of the " ripped flesh/rancid smell/guts mesh" ........ FREEDOM. Keep on going. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 5:11:00 AM
    By the way some how I missed this one. Let me say something nice

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 5:08:00 AM
    You sir are a dog

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 4:59:00 PM
    Frank, such a terrifying portrayal of a war zone! Great writing, but the images are so disturbing. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 3:40:00 PM
    what a talent you are. keep writting about the ugly and unpleasant., certainly war. Catherine. I m new here.

  1. Date: 2/21/2009 9:16:00 AM
    This is one of your best! The lines:"ripped flesh,/rancid smell,/ guts mesh," are so vivid, I can smell it. Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/21/2009 7:57:00 AM
    Frank you had me turning away with the first two lines..I read and I loved how you finished this piece..the last four lines are well those last four lines a lot.