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Diary Of A Soldier

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Diary Of A Soldier

At night, bracketed by gory sights of bleeding fleshes
Of unfortunate brothers succumbed to stammering calling of shells,
We staggered on and offered neither flowers nor wishes
Dangling in heavy grief and in Lucifer’s hell,

Dodging glimmers of lights and hugging darkened woods
Authority of life in our hands and glory of blood in our eyes
Tomorrow, our breathless brothers shall kiss the national hood
To final-salute the leaders before the woeful skies

Shrouded by proud yards of our national color
A plural glory for a thousand nights under the shells.
I, too may join the queue before dawn or more
As we embrace hell after hell
 


For Brian Strand's contest

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 12:34:00 PM
    I am SO glad to see this excellent write taking first place in Brian's contest, Joey. Congratulations, my friend! Love and blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's "Your Choice Verse" contest Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 4:48:00 PM
    a picture perfect write Joseph of a soldier and his emotions.. my youngest son is in military life and I pictured him throughout these lines luv.. great write...

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 4:04:00 PM
    Congratulations Joseph for this win...keep on flying...

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 9:59:00 PM
    A very powerful write Joseph. Congratulations on your HM in Brain's contest

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 6:54:00 PM
    Congrats Joseph on third place win.. a dynamic write luv...

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 4:30:00 PM
    A great ideal for the contest Joseph. Congrats on your worthy win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 4:09:00 PM
    That men are still willing to live and die for their country is amazing. You said this so well. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 6:19:00 PM
    Wow, Bob, I'm stunned. Most of your poems are upbeat and witty; this one had me mesmerized. I could see and feel all the images of this soldier pondering his fate. I'm sure Brian will love it too. Nice use of rhyme as well. Best wishes in his contest. It's great the way he lets us choose our forms. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 3:38:00 PM
    of death an blood an glory, the old flag it flutters still, cos when it comes o dying, us poor baskets pay the bill, sometimes... love it mate...

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 11:28:00 AM
    Wow, emotions pour from this. I love the last stanza particularly. Very moving and makes me appreciate the military even more so. A soldier truly does go through Lucifer's hell here on earth sometimes.

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 9:40:00 AM
    Smile ~ Kudos.