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Columns and Ranks

Columns and Ranks (20140925)

Standing straight in columns and ranks,
Heads newly shaved by the barber,
Carrying guns loaded with blanks:
New recruits after Pearl Harbor.

The Generals inspected troops,
Standing straight in columns and ranks;
Afterwards they broke into groups,
And marched towards the ships’ gangplanks.

They boarded ships with guns and tanks
To England, the Atlantic crossed.
Standing straight in columns and ranks,
They’d free Europe at any cost.

Allied troops endured dire losses;
Gaining a foothold up the banks.
Heroes sleep beneath the crosses
Standing straight in columns and ranks.

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  1. Date: 9/28/2014 12:42:00 AM

    This is beautifully written Mark! it touched that poet's soul in me. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 9/26/2014 2:38:00 PM

    all to fall like the end of a worthless game, i enjoyed nice poem richard.

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