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Premium Member The Battle of the Bulge
Experts summoned
  War whoops drum on

Speculation ramps up
  Excitement amps up

Convoys move out
  Generals air doubts

Battle lines drawn
  The conflict dawns

It does not go well at all
  In the end heavy losses fall

The ground reeks...Read More
Categories: battle lines, conflict, loss, soldier, war,
Form: Couplet

At Days End I Rage
Battle lines drawn
 Stance firm
 Weapon in hand.
 I step into the war zone 
 I'm rigid. Already defeated.
 So much to see.
 All the red.
 I grip, I breathe, I brace.
 Everything in me says turn and go. You've...Read More
Categories: battle lines, funny,
Form: I do not know?
Murder in Us All
We read about the slaughter in a place far overseas,
where the multicultural blending has been there for centuries.
Where church of all denominations have been standing side by side.
Where neighbours have been neighbourly; respect seemed to abide.

Seems that politics and power...Read More
Categories: battle lines, conflict, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Christmas 1918
Glorious memories
	Soldiers playing football
		Across the battle lines

So fortunate they were
	Two teams and round leather
		Apocalypse as the referee

A bunch of poppies 
	Rosaries and prayers
		Wooden cross the reward

If they were lucky
	When I was a child … I got
		An orange and a piece...Read More
Categories: battle lines, anger,
Form: Free verse
peace in war
the war is waged,
around me and within me,
the flavor filtered in the air, lilac,
battle lines drawn, us and them,
no middle ground,
in bloom at the fringe of a field of wild flowers, lilac,
salvos cease, aggressions abate,
as the priority of meadow usurps...Read More
Categories: battle lines, black african american,
Form: Free verse

Listen to the Heart
Since we can't even reason to reach a logical conclusion
For this is not that season but the one filled with delusion
With the  battle lines so worn and each side well dug in
All of this just to be born, I...Read More
Categories: battle lines, creation, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Battle of Our Hearts
How can you lie so close to me
yet seem so far away?
You ask me what I’m feeling 
but I don’t know what to say.

Words used to come so easy 
and roll right off my tongue
but that was when I’d die...Read More
Categories: battle lines, break up, lost love, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Win Lose Draw
God and The Devil sat counter
over whiskey at the boardroom table,
to negotiate the terms of her surrender;
no real surrender materialised,
but the battle-lines were re-drawn,
albeit imperceptibly so.
The value of the chattel
will not be agreed,
the meaning of defeat
almost as meaningless as winning,
but...Read More
Categories: battle lines, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reclamation of Number 21
Fiction by Charles
Just prior to the end of the civil war, there were nearly 6000 men who were not accounted for but assumed to be alive. Under truce, a secret meeting between Lee and Grant was held on no mans...Read More
Categories: battle lines, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
The Viking - repost
Glory and honour oh man of the North
Valhalla waits to welcome thee
Spend a night of passion with thy Lady
For tomorrow death or conquest await

Come into my arms my beloved
Thou art the queen of my heart
Let us share this night it...Read More
Categories: battle lines, death, dream, fantasy, hero, history,
Form: Free verse
Murder She Wrote
It’s hard for me to take 
My own advice
I’m writing what I’m fighting 
But I’m still playing 
With my life 
I don’t even understand 
The issues of my own brain
I go from addiction to affliction 
But I married my pain...Read More
Categories: battle lines, betrayal, courage, deep, love hurts, red,
Form: Free verse
My Siblings' Father
         JUDGE BURDON 

other children feared monsters under their bed
i feared the one living under our roof.
his hair was nimbus black 
with a...Read More
Categories: battle lines, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
In anger things are said
And battle lines are drawn
There’s wounded on the battlefield
Leaving you not knowing where you belong

Then when the smoke finally clears
And there’s a retreat to both sides
From the devastation of the battle 
The scars you can never...Read More
Categories: battle lines, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member United Prayer

United Prayer

Painted in a corner
Smeared about the floor
Chants of lone forgiveness
Quiet in the war

“Deafening the sound of death”

Garden roses trampled
Broken stems abound
Wilting on the visions
Blooming losses found

“Petals of peace scattered carelessly”

Blood along the pathway
Eyes hid in the mist
Penning someone else’s...Read More
Categories: battle lines, peace,
Form: Rhyme
The Millions
[This poem took its inspiration from a sonnet by Charles Hamilton Sorley, When you See Millions… The sonnet was in a collection of writing about World War One.] 

Of war I read
The poems, the pain, the countless dead
And when you...Read More
Categories: battle lines, city, loneliness, society, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Climate-Control Attorney
Yesterday my attorney once again patiently reminded me
Legal battles are not fought to win,
they invite us to not lose any more than we already have,
now that the battle lines are so impatiently drawn....Read More
Categories: battle lines, humor, life, loss, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Dark Star
Sunlit porch dimmed by the sensation
Your alluring gloom, my fascination
Stark battle lines within me divided 
The siren call of self-degradation
Serpent and preacher wrestling inside 
Moving feet kill the negotiation

Ah, to circle your star’s periphery
Feel your dying light irradiate me
Drawn ever...Read More
Categories: battle lines, dark, desire, star,
Form: Rhyme
The Crab and the Caduceus
( Cancer as well as the treatment for it take a terrible toll on the afflicted. At the end of the day either or both of them have a debilitating effect. Often, it is the battle field of the body...Read More
Categories: battle lines, cancer,
Form: Blank verse
A word from our Sponsor part 5: seek your strength in Christ
Every now and then it is critical and crucial to find a quiet space
So we may hear the voice of God infused with His mercy and grace 
As the world is full of noise pollution and the cacophony of sounds...Read More
Categories: battle lines, blessing, courage, encouraging, faith, strength,
Form: Carpe Diem
Worldwide Civil War
No fleeting moment commenced 
nor satisfied by pride, the rock we all stand upon
Crimes against humanity are crimes nonexistent
Why, since us, the human race, are actively conducting these great sins upon ourselves
What do we pursue: 
a world of peace, equality
a...Read More
Categories: battle lines, words, world, writing, universe,
Form: Free verse
Battle Of Evermore
When I was just a wee young thing 
I was taught life's lesson well    
Ere instead of childhood revelry 
mine would be a children's hell    
As a child I'd learned...Read More
Categories: battle lines, child abuse, childhood, father daughter, home, power,
Form: Bio
Life During Wartime

Gunfire and grave sites pepper the hillsides,

trucks with ammo taking position. 

We have visas, fake I.D.s besides,

men in disguise infiltrate battle lines.

Heard about Houston, heard about Detroit?

fierce conflagrations abroad on the air,

 eyes blinded 'til we can barely see,

taking shots,...Read More
Categories: battle lines, war,
Form: Verse
Life During Wartime homage to Talking Heads
   and their song with the same title.


Gunfire and grave sites pepper the hillsides,
trucks with ammo taking position. 
We...Read More
Categories: battle lines, war,
Form: Verse
Life During Wartime homage to Talking Heads
   and their song with the same title.


Gunfire and grave sites pepper the hillsides,

trucks with ammo taking position. 

We...Read More
Categories: battle lines, war,
Form: Verse
Emotional Knots
Great strength lies in emotions that bind
even in those we'd rather leave behind.
We cannot break free from what we feel
yoked by sentiments that once were real.

By fate, destiny, or through circumstance,
there is no release from love's eternal dance.
By stepping on...Read More
Categories: battle lines, emotions,
Form: Rhyme