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The Fields of Gettysburg

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The Fields of Gettysburg

The morning mist and fog had made
The view surreal and cold,
But nothing could conceal the feel
Of all the whispering souls.

Amid the din if pounding hearts,
Of cannon, sword and gun,
Stood soldiers, people just like us
Whose time to fight had come.

So long ago the pulsing drums,
The blare of bugles yell,
So long ago that none are left,
No memories live to tell.

I walked the ground of those who died
And wished with every step
Not to tread upon the spot
Where wounded lay while mothers wept.

I felt the whispering souls grow faint
As I turned to walk away,
Thankful that I couldn't hear
Their pleas for me to stay.


Written in 1991 on my first visit. 

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Masterpiece. Hanitra

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Congratulations. It is such a touching and great poem!

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 1:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest of Joyce "My Favorite" Craig. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 10:08:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, I believe I have read this wonderful poem in the past. Congratulations on your win. Well done Lee

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Craig, congrats on your win! I love this poem. This one is going in my favs! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Excellent poem here Craig!Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 4:00:00 AM
    I knew it would be in the winners circle , Congratulations Craig xx

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 8:14:00 PM
    Craig, congratulations, in Joyce's favorite contest... good night~ PD

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 4:28:00 PM
    very powerful and beautifully written! congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 3:42:00 PM
    I am just finding out who my winners are and yours is the first name I recognize Craig. I love this story and the rhyme. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 8:59:00 AM
    craig, nothing makes sense when war is apparent, even worst when men of the same nation fight against each other for what, someone in dour worry of the fact that they will be worst off if the status quo is not maintained, this poem is a classic, and i feel honoured at having read it.

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Imagery shines through these potent words. I love this!

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 6:00:00 AM
    This is a wonderful write ,and so tugging at the heart strings the sorrow and destruction of lives for generations, what a waste xx