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Upon Battlefields Fallen True, Their Bloody Dead

Upon Battlefields Fallen True, Their Bloody Dead Part I. For Greek pride the courageous Greeks warriors bled Upon battlefields fallen true, their bloody dead Thus many, from Greek mothers loving hearts were torn Raised to be Greek heroes from day they were born. Those giants brave and true as Homer did so write Marching, fighting both by weary day and dark night Shields held firm, plunging deep-red sharp sword and long spears As fighting machines bereft of concerns and fears! Achilles and Ajax mighty killers born to be Destined as heroes, of valiant Greek tree Godlike power in limbs of Herculean might As was told by Homer's tale of Troy's last great fight! For Greek pride the courageous Greeks warriors bled Upon battlefields fallen true, their bloody dead! Part II. Fallen, courageous souls fleeing blood soaked soils Battles no longer fought, long dark veil coming down. Cessation of Life its pleasures, its daily toils Small tis the reward of fame and hero's renown. Yet such better than oblivion's return to dust As life's ending, oft the payment for warring deeds. Sacrifices for others power, greed and lusts War torn ground soaked from brave warriors that bleed. What of Greek pride or mighty heroic defense Were not some deeds worthy, justified? Are we more than just raging savages with no sense Was heroic sacrifice true of those that died? Were not some deeds worthy, justified Was heroic sacrifice true of those that died? Robert J. Lindley, 6-04-2020 Sonnets, ( What my muse just demanded of me ) Presented from my new blog./ 6-04-2020. Double sonnets... As the Third Part of my ongoing Greek Mythology Series

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Date: 6/5/2020 4:42:00 AM
Very well written, Robert. I love Greek history. Yes, those were brave warriors. Even though they overcame the Persian empire, they are to be admired. Thanks for your visit to my blog.
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Date: 6/5/2020 3:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes history reveals the rise and fall of empires, the warlike nature of man. As sad, dark and brutal as war is- mankind can not overcome is inherent evil within.. Viking, Greek , Roman, Persian, and Native American histories are my favorites and I've study them all with a strong dedication over these last 5 decades. Such makes great fodder for poetic verse. God bless..
Date: 6/4/2020 11:34:00 PM
Robert, I know when I visit your poems I will be pleased and amazed with what your muse has to offer! Your poetry is thrilling and chilling. I love it! This is another gifted beauty I am putting into my Faves! Bravo! Thank you! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/5/2020 3:25:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I find it a great pleasure to compose tributes such as these. And I was exposed to reading Homer's tales at a very early age, and fortunate to have done so,imho. God bless....