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I can smell the coppery scent of blood and the stench of death, excrement and piss. A soldier lies dead, his face in the mud, I never believed war would look like this. My mind’s gone numb, I cannot shed a tear I can't change reality, so why try. For there's nothing left within me but fear the more I live, the more I want to die. I fear the killing will never be done God has left my heart, and abandoned me. For I fight a war that cannot be won and seen more than I ever wished to see. War is a putrid expanding abyss where simply surviving can seem like bliss. (Sonnet) Jan. 1, 2019 War Sonnet Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Mark Massey

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Date: 1/12/2019 1:13:00 AM
Very well written. It is too bad those who yearn for war are not the ones to fight it. Therefore we will always have them and the "grunt" will always bear the burden.
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:13:00 AM
Thanks Oliver, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/10/2019 12:28:00 PM
Awesome - deep, penetrating frightening and so true! War is a cancer! Well penned Emile. Poetry wishes, Jennifer
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Date: 1/10/2019 4:33:00 PM
Thanks Jennifer, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/9/2019 3:44:00 PM
Wow. Awesome poem, Emile. I LOVE the line "the more I live, the more I want to die."
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Date: 1/9/2019 3:58:00 PM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/9/2019 1:44:00 PM
Hello Emile,you forgot to say that war is cruel. I think that there should be peace in the world. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 1/9/2019 3:58:00 PM
Thanks Darlene, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/5/2019 10:35:00 PM
God will never leave us, even though it may feel like it. War is emotional, and you have expressed this perfectly. Congratulations Emile, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 1/6/2019 7:45:00 AM
Thanks Brandy, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/5/2019 7:48:00 PM
I was drawn into the expressive heart of your sonnet by the depth of your heartrending imagery. Intense and emotional, Emile, a brilliant write. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors.. ~Susan
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Date: 1/6/2019 7:44:00 AM
Thanks Susan, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/5/2019 4:03:00 PM
Well written look at the horrors of war Emile. Congratulations on having it honored for POTD! : ) xxoo
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Date: 1/6/2019 7:44:00 AM
Thanks Connie, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/4/2019 8:02:00 AM
Hi Emile, dropping by with my belated congratulations your Poem Of The Day honour. Much deserved. Have a wonderful Friday....Mike.
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Date: 1/4/2019 9:11:00 AM
Thanks Viadislay, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/4/2019 12:30:00 AM
Congrats on POTD! Very well written.
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Date: 1/4/2019 6:22:00 AM
Thanks Valerie, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 8:17:00 PM
Awesome Emile, congrats on your well deserved POTD honors...Happy New Year...Charlie
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Date: 1/4/2019 6:22:00 AM
Thanks Charles, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 5:19:00 PM
Congrats!!! on POTD! Emile...and Happy New Year...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 1/4/2019 6:21:00 AM
Thanks WW, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 4:36:00 PM
such graphic imagery Emile, many congrats on POTD:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 1/4/2019 6:21:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 10:51:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Emile. Very descriptive and graphic and so well written. Warmest Wishes, Warren
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Date: 1/3/2019 11:23:00 AM
Thanks Warren, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 9:50:00 AM
How graphic can you get and dare to write the truth! Congratulations!!!!!
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:58:00 AM
Thanks Sunlite, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 8:03:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Emile :) - Happy New Year - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:48:00 AM
Thanks Sunshine, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 8:02:00 AM
A powerful write on the horrors of war..Congrats on POTD...
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:48:00 AM
Thanks Joseph, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 7:38:00 AM
An ugly part of 'humanity' descends to make war, the abyss the separation between head and heart. Congrats on POTD Emile, this poem is a killer.
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:47:00 AM
Thanks Phil, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 7:28:00 AM
That last line ...
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Date: 1/4/2019 9:12:00 AM
Thanks Lost Silence, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 6:57:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD Emile :)
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:46:00 AM
Thanks Heidi, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 6:43:00 AM
Well done! Evocative, fabulous rhythm, and too true, Congratulations on POTD Emile. xomo
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:46:00 AM
Thanks Maureen, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 5:34:00 AM
Very well written and I hear each and every word, congratulations on POTD may God be with you my friend.
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thanks Bobby, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 5:08:00 AM
A wonderful description of war, Emile, congrats on POTD. John
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thanks John, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 4:11:00 AM
Nice entry Emile, congratulations on POTD honors...
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thanks Charlie, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 2:44:00 AM
No sugar coating Emile, you told it like it is.Well written. Congratulations on POTD. Tom.
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thanks Tom, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 1/3/2019 1:08:00 AM
Wonderful, inspirational ,Emile Congratulations on POTD! Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/3/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thanks Eve, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
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