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Barbarous reason rejoices and draws strength dispensing death. Its celebration comes with cold effigies of blood soaked, ravaged, masked graves of silence, leaving any subsequent regret within the heart of the stonecutter. The suffocating privacy of each muddy sepulcher calls out its loss-but who will listen through the rumble of the caissons roar? Fear has no time to mourn. Only after the flame leaves its postscript are the cries of the Widow heard- then wars agony entreats the soul...

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Date: 4/9/2018 12:29:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem, Charlie
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Date: 4/10/2018 12:14:00 PM
Thank you Line...
Date: 4/7/2018 4:35:00 PM
Your first line, Charlie, encapsulates the truth, the real truth behind almost every war that has ever been fought.
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:39:00 PM
Thank you L.J.
Date: 8/31/2017 5:59:00 AM
You have captured the horror and misery of War. The people who suffer are not participants in the fight, kind regards to you Charlie and thank you for sharing your poem, Kevin
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Date: 8/31/2017 7:06:00 AM
Thank you for your generous comments Kevin, they are very appreciated...
Date: 8/27/2017 7:56:00 PM
You have really captured the gruesome face of war with these vivid metaphors and images. Looks like a winner here to me. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 8/27/2017 9:33:00 PM
Thank you so much Janis...
Date: 8/23/2017 11:52:00 AM
Very powerful piece Charlie!:) Wars are just very horrible, killing, destroying lives forever in every human way possible. Be blessed!:) D.
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Date: 8/24/2017 9:23:00 AM
Thank you Dorian...
Date: 8/23/2017 3:05:00 AM
So powerfully written, Charlie:)
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Date: 8/23/2017 7:29:00 AM
Thank you Jo.
Date: 8/22/2017 1:35:00 PM
WOW--so well written. The last two lines, so touching--well done Charlie!
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Date: 8/22/2017 8:07:00 PM
Thank you Vijay...
Date: 8/20/2017 1:28:00 PM
seriously, i can't fathom the reason for a battle that destroys men...supremacy?... powerful, painful read, charlie... huggs
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Date: 8/20/2017 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Nette...
Date: 8/19/2017 6:03:00 PM
That 'War' is a devastating reality, defies logic...That there are incredibly beautiful souls such as yourself to pen such powerful words Charlie, is a blessing and gift to us all to Never Forget. "War" may be only one word; it's ramifications touch everyone regardless of race, creed and religion. A remarkable write. Blessings xo
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Date: 8/19/2017 9:58:00 PM
Such a wonderful comment Lynn, thank you so very much...
Date: 8/17/2017 9:09:00 PM
Charlie, Sir, you lived through these man-made nightmares - mentioning "fear" - that "has no time to mourn" the muddy graves, "silences" the stonecutter feels. Ah, those silences ... broken by the widows & orphans begging after the splendid wars we fight. Shalom (Peace)
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Date: 8/17/2017 10:55:00 PM
Thank you Anil...
Date: 8/17/2017 4:26:00 PM
i dropped by to reread this gem. excellent.
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Date: 8/17/2017 10:54:00 PM
Thanks again Afolabi...
Date: 8/16/2017 3:39:00 PM
In a rush, so just returning to this one to say again how stellar it is!!
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Date: 8/16/2017 7:22:00 PM
Thank you Andrea but no need.
Date: 8/14/2017 7:04:00 AM
Good luck in the contest brilliant poet. The image posted with it is great.
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Date: 8/14/2017 2:51:00 PM
Thank you Afolabi.
Date: 8/13/2017 12:46:00 PM
A beautifully penned War poem Charlie, very well expressed!
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Date: 8/13/2017 6:59:00 PM
Thank you Arthur...
Date: 8/12/2017 2:03:00 AM
This touched my heart Charlie! It is exquisite! Written with a master's pen! I am Faving this magnificent piece. I hope it is a top winner! : )
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Date: 8/12/2017 7:35:00 PM
You are special Connie, thank you so much...
Date: 8/11/2017 1:00:00 PM
The imagery and metaphors are wonderful Charlie. Looks like a sure winner to me. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 8/11/2017 7:20:00 PM
Thank you Janis.
Date: 8/10/2017 7:50:00 AM
Excellent. Very powerful write with well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 8/10/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thank you Ravi...
Date: 8/9/2017 6:06:00 PM
Nicely penned my friend...war what is it good for...absolutely nada...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 8/10/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thanks WW...
Date: 8/9/2017 2:50:00 PM
Hi Charlie: You really epitomized the reality of War. it is a shame that it's always the innocent suffer as a result of a few war mongers. I wish you well in the contest.
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Date: 8/10/2017 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Ralph...
Date: 8/9/2017 12:51:00 AM
Wonderful poem powerfully done ... Amazing, Charlie ... And thank you for liking my Mysterious Night ...
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Date: 8/9/2017 1:20:00 AM
Thank you Probir, and it was my pleasure always to read your work...
Date: 8/8/2017 11:53:00 PM
Powerful write Charlie, struck a cord with me and I'm sure many who venture this way. Regards, Craig
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Date: 8/9/2017 1:18:00 AM
So glad you shared some time with me Craig, thank you...
Date: 8/8/2017 4:44:00 PM
My dear friend, Charlie your dynamic poem is a call to human consciousness for peace! I am with you my friend, unfortunately war mongers are hard of hearing and some completely deaf! May your message be heard throughout the world! Good luck!
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Date: 8/8/2017 6:53:00 PM
It is unfortunate Demetrios, thank you for your encouragement...
Date: 8/8/2017 11:01:00 AM
Powerful write, Charlie. I share your poetic sentiments on this subject. Passionate poetry rich in imagery. Love and hugs.
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Date: 8/8/2017 11:38:00 AM
Thank you Freddie, I appreciate your encouragement.
Date: 8/8/2017 9:32:00 AM
This is amazing, Charlie! You sure can write, brother! Well done and best of luck
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Date: 8/8/2017 10:07:00 AM
Thanks WW...
Date: 8/7/2017 6:32:00 PM
Excellent poem Charlie...I hope to see this high on the list...
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Charlie Smith
Date: 8/7/2017 7:24:00 PM
Thank you Joseph.
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