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Below is the poem of the week entitled THE SOLDIER AND THE POET which was written by poet Marugu Mo.


THE SOLDIER AND THE POET

By the roadside sat two men
One a soldier the other poet
One a warrior among men
The other a warrior of pen
One sculpted by war
The other, horrors of the soul

Each had fought a war 
For their souls
One had killed in jungles cold
The other in  pages cold
Each to save their soul

These warriors of old
Sat by that road
Where it got clammy and cold
Each in their own thoughts
Each recounting days old
When their souls were lost
One to the gun
The other to the pen

But don't think the poet
A lesser man
For as a boy he became a man
The pages were real death
Forced to kill those ugly men
Who took his soul

It was just a dynamite stick
And the fuse went boom!!
No more turns
Being passed around like a cigarette
By those men
There was just no more
Cigarette smoke breath


And don't think the soldier
Anything less
They were just orders
Kill them!
They were just children
Kill them!
The enemy must learn
Here we mean business

So the two warriors
Sat side by side
And stared blankly
Across the cold clammy road
And in the distance
A storm cloud formed
Then sudden thunder
Each warrior ducked

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  1. Date: 2/8/2016 2:40:00 PM

    Interesting turn of events. Great Poem. and congrats for your POTW.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/8/2016 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your welcome comments Marilyn
  1. Date: 2/8/2016 12:29:00 PM

    Congrats on making Poem Of The Week, Marguro! Well penned to describe each "warrior" in his own world.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/8/2016 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks RP. Names marugu ;)
  1. Date: 2/8/2016 9:53:00 AM

    Margugo, congratulations on Poem Of The Week with this amazing and inspiring write, enjoy the honor ~

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/8/2016 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks
  1. Date: 2/8/2016 7:28:00 AM

    this poem makes you sit down and think. it is an inspirational write. congratulations on being poem of the day

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/8/2016 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks
  1. Date: 2/7/2016 1:09:00 PM

    Great write and well done on joining us who had poem of the week! This is powerful, have you thought of using metaphor?

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/8/2016 1:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Chrissie
  1. Date: 2/7/2016 1:50:00 AM

    Love it! From the title to the last word. Continue waving that African flag with your great poems. You reach so many and you make so many proud.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/7/2016 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Njeri. Appreciate the visit
  1. Date: 2/4/2016 11:11:00 PM

    MArugu, your pen is shining here... =`) powerful!!! ~ Olive Eloisa =`)

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/5/2016 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Olive
  1. Date: 2/4/2016 7:54:00 AM

    A wow and a fave!

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/4/2016 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks JW!!
  1. Date: 2/3/2016 2:01:00 PM

    BRILLIANT!!!! That is all I can say. This goes to my fav list, Marugu. SO POWERFUL A MESSAGE CONVEYED IN THIS!!!!

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/3/2016 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Elaine
  1. Date: 2/2/2016 7:19:00 AM

    Sometimes the pen mightier than the sword becomes and causes greater distraction for ideas are without ending! A profound and provoking poem that challenges the mind, dear Marugu Mo! Wonderfully done, my friend!

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/2/2016 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks DT
  1. Date: 2/2/2016 12:39:00 AM

    Marugu what a great piece of poetry, reminds me of Peter but he was a soldier and a poet, really enjoyed the read, thank you, take care.........Vera

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/2/2016 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Vera!!
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 6:15:00 PM

    Nice write Marugu,. as an ex soldier and war veteran I say that the soldier is less, we all have choices. Soldiers choose to kill to me that makes them less. I was a medic and healed people yet still I was part of a team whose sole purpose was to kill, which makes me a murderer too. I am a different man now as a poet, but I still chose to kill...Enjoyed your well written Poem, my friend...Peter

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Peter for your welcome comments. The things that humans choose to do.....
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 3:58:00 PM

    Good contrast ... I very much enjoyed reading this. Good write.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks!
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 3:10:00 PM

    Excellent poem my friend.. I really enjoyed reading it..

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my friend. I have been on and off but will visit
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 3:04:00 PM

    I like this poem, Marugu. Well written and a very eloquent contrast.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks poemdog. Will visit
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 2:52:00 PM

    Very well penned my friend...I like the comparison and contrast of the two.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim. We all have some battles of some kind
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 2:17:00 PM

    Ah, often the most gentlest of things make us duck,I enjoyed your poem Marugu, it's a great introspective poem x

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks MR
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 2:06:00 PM

    The images are vivid the ending most unexpected - a fabulous write Marugu:-) hugs Jan xx

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jan
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 1:52:00 PM

    Marugu, this is so!!, special, I feel priviledged!, to of read it. It's very!, strong and expresses my soul. Very!!, special. K

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks!
  1. Date: 2/1/2016 1:44:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your words and the do resonate with me internally so. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

    Mo Avatar Marugu Mo Date: 2/1/2016 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Steven. Will visit
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