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Conflicts End

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Conflicts End

Neath a distant sun drenched sky where the Southern Cross is seen
Two armies face to face they meet on a battlefield pure and green
Fear of defeat is etched down deep on each brave warrior’s face
As they wait the signal to engage their weapons they embrace

With green and gold held on high one fights for their native land
The other fights for God and Country on an alien foreign strand
Each man lives in his own thoughts as they wait for the command
They know that all depends on them this is the their final stand

A final pause an awesome hush then the order comes to engage
Fearless toe to fearless toe their wicked war they do wage
The soulful sound of leather is heard striking willow crafted true
If strife were decided on this oval ground all war we could eschew

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  1. Date: 12/27/2010 8:42:00 AM

    Actually, your explanation did not confuse me and it is a REALLY good thing to know about this type of game, in relation to the symbolism you portray here! Awesome!

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 8:22:00 AM

    Nicely done, Eamon. I am feeling this might be some kind of ball game?? Or did I get that horribly wrong? If it is, I love the symbolism of it and that last line you wrote! I appreciate your comments on my poems too. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/26/2010 9:03:00 AM

    I enjoyed fully your variant expressions on the war, Eamon

  1. Date: 12/26/2010 2:37:00 AM

    amazing write that makes me reflect on the consequences of war, eamon... well-defined!. ..nette

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 9:58:00 PM

    well done couplets, you did a wonderful job of bringing war to your poem~~

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 3:26:00 PM

    Smile ~ "Yes," to eschew would definitely be the way to go but, some never may learn; sad although this would surely seem -- And as for this profound reflection my friend; I myself no longer view with Eyes of temperence nor of flesh thus, what is fear? What is death? And Where, lies Any hope? ~ "I Love the Message Amid This Poe; 'Very Compassionate'" ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You & Yours,'" John! ~ Smile, "Merry Christmas!":) ~

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 1:44:00 PM

    Interesting one..The last line says so much..Someday that final battle will be fought..May this day hold your all your dreams in reality..Merry Christmas Day..Sara