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guiltborn
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0 posted 07-27-99 12:58 PM       View Profile for guiltborn   Email guiltborn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit guiltborn's Home Page   View IP for guiltborn

On the field, in blood spilt long,
Lies an army, a legend, a song.
Amid their screams, forgotten the wrong,
Some sort of profit from the lifeless throng…

Of bodies lying still.

What gain in loss?
What profit in death?
Blades that sing proud,
Blades that steal breath.

Minstrels legends tell of Wars’ glory,
One hundred battles fought to live the story.
Closed the book, lifted the wool,
Drown we now slowly, in a blood filled pool.

But when asked why we fight, why we kill,
We answer with wrongs of right, and show with acts of thrill

We answer with bodies lying still.


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©1999 Guiltborn


[This message has been edited by guiltborn (edited 07-27-99).]

[This message has been edited by guiltborn (edited 07-27-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Brandon Hess - All Rights Reserved
Gentle Soul
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1 posted 07-28-99 02:51 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

this is a very good poem.. makes me think

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angel girl
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2 posted 07-28-99 03:07 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

great poem, really makes you think about war and what the good is in it.
IS THERE A SUCH THING AS A "JUST" WAR?
i think not
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 07-28-99 08:21 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very well done....war is not a pretty site and you told it's uglyness well!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
guiltborn
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4 posted 07-28-99 12:18 PM       View Profile for guiltborn   Email guiltborn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit guiltborn's Home Page   View IP for guiltborn

Im happy to know that my poetry invokes thought, that is maybe the best compliment a poet can be given. thank you.

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"What dreams may come?"

Guiltborn


poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 08-13-99 11:23 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Your poetry always sends me on a journey, whether sunshine or rain....thank you - and back to the top this goes !

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

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