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His Demise

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His Demise

Where no sound escapes unchallenged above the din
of too many wars, waged for profits that have no future.
Lost now, only darkness clutches, upon his demise.

Fables, told ‘round friendly fires, chant his name eternal.
Birds of the forest, and fish in the sea, remembered his kindness forever,
and slowed in silence, when spirits spread the news of his demise.

From eastern tongues, chants heard in midnight chapels,
aglow in reverent prayer ‘till daylight dawned,
and rows of fallen soldiers, white stones of his demise.

His friends who could not broach the musket….lift the water pail,
and scorned the day of distant guns, their path was lost.
The masters of the chase cursed not of his demise.

Tho centuries turn, the din still heard, fresh enemies forged,
repeat once more, while mothers weep, their cries unheard,
and planes come home to belch caskets, filled with his demise.

The fallen sing from distant stars, so bright for all to see,
with blending light, the truth never dies.
Behold the day when all will see the end of his demise.




12/30/10
8:20 am
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  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:58:00 PM
    This saddens my heart when I think of our youth that died in the war zone..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:29:00 PM
    Ps. Smile ~ I had to return unto this soul-stirring poe my friend; to let "Your Brightness" know that, I could feel the words rising from the canvas; a sign of "Beauty" ~ A fave, as "You Yourself 'My Dear Friend, Jimbo Goff;'" Bye Again!:) ~

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 3:11:00 PM
    Smile!? ~ This is very profound and extremely well written my dear friend although, as I personally have mentioned afore; I do not See death as an end but, "A New Beginning;" far beyond this mere valley of a shadow....Smile, yet either or, "Brilliantly Painted Bluebright Poe" ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You & Yours,' Always," John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Evening 'My Dear Friend,' Amid The Trumpeting Sounds of, 'Everlasting Love;'" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 12:59:00 PM
    Very well written! I love the line "the fallen sing from distant stars, so bright for to see" That is a very powerful line! I enjoyed this very much Thank you for your comment on I am hidden, it was very comment and I really appreciated it! All the best in the new year Crystal~X~

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 7:17:00 AM
    Oh wow, James....so thoughtful, deeply moving, and beautifully written..... this is one we will remember, unforgettable....one of your best, I think! :)