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My Fallen Brother

White marble stones Stand proud in the sun To remember my colleagues The heroic fallen ones Many a battle Many a campaign Some did return For some never the same On the green grass I stand Blue sky above The souls of my comrade's Like peaceful sitting doves The name on this stone Reminds me of the day My best friend and brother Was taken away An offensive was launched Brothers at war Bunker to take At the top of a tor Smoke screen exhausts the view to the hill As we wind our way through Zipping bullets, blood spill Noises of lead, as they rip through the flesh As we hit the barbed wire Now a scarlet stained mesh Objective in sight as we approach our aim As I hear the groan of the injured Many dead, maimed Grenade pin pulled Bunker window we lob Hands sweating How many lives will we rob Explosion flash, shouts of pain As the smoke lifts on this bloody terrain We enter the Bunker To witness our task The enemy lie distorted Faces grimace, death mask I turn to my brother to signal it's safe As a shot rings out in this theatre place He stands still for a moment Eyes glazing and cold The death of my sibling At 19 years old As I open my eyes and turn to my son I see what I have as he holds my grandson Family values, love and a bond As I remember my brother Of whom I was so fond I proudly walk past, salute as I go The white stones standing proud Peaceful doves in a row I find myself fortunate to stand here and tell To talk of my brother, and the fallen as well .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/14/2014 8:58:00 AM
wow love how you wrote this.... this poem exemplifies bravery and nationalism.. :)
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James Fraser
Date: 10/14/2014 4:48:00 PM
Another poem that I'm glad to have written, James.............
Date: 9/30/2014 7:11:00 PM
UTTERLY FANTASTIC .. I GIVE IT A 7 AND WILL ADD IT TO MY FAV LIST.
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James Fraser
Date: 10/2/2014 3:40:00 PM
Thank you so much once again Robert. I'm humbled by your comments, James :)
Date: 9/26/2014 7:05:00 PM
It's beyond sad that old men keep sending our children to war to maintain their power BIG HUGS!!! Light & love
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James Fraser
Date: 9/30/2014 5:56:00 PM
All Politicians should have their moment on the front lines of any conflict they have voted to create. I'd imagine they would think twice, as apart being DEAD, they wouldn't grow old with the millions they're accrued through devious means. Thank you kindly for the visit Debbie, James..........