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The Fallen of Gethsemane

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The Fallen of Gethsemane

The blood spilled on the often fluid ground
and marked the place where young men ceased to be.
Until a time when birdsong fills the air
and crimson flags demand “Look, this is me”.
I am the souls of young men everywhere
anointed by the tears of loves and family.
Avail this place with all due reverence
and don’t forget the dead beyond Gethsemane.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:44:00 PM

    I really like this poem. You have managed beautifully to capture the reader in your theme which I feared at the beginning might be too....sad or brutal but instead you engaged me and kept me through the entire and I came away in a state of reverence and stand with respect before a poem I confess to have questioned...that is gift to reader: The surprise and ownership the poem commands

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:23:00 AM

    Ben, very well crafted, I like this..David

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:24:00 AM

    Nice poem. I love the mood that it depicts - JH

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    Date: 1/2/2013 2:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your responses JH Ben