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roxane
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0 posted 11-10-1999 02:10 PM       View Profile for roxane   Email roxane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for roxane

"all the same faceless person."
amber skies, bitten by despair
noiseless, voiceless
worn grey by sitting in the filth
our spirit, like our clothes.
then as the sun comes up
the bright gawdy thing
gentle, protective night
flown away
throughout the earth
dirt ridden with shells and scrapnel
swirls of crimson.
without sleeping one second all night
don my boots and uniform
into the trenches.
overhead the whirring of destruction
on the ground
simpering grown men
crying begging not to die here.
teeth clenched in fury
muscles release an assault
bullets, screams.
they approach
with their foreign tongue
their familiar lamentations
on their faces, the same
look of desperation
i shut tight my eyes
and fire into
all the same faceless person



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"Come night, come darkness, for you cannot come too soon or stay too long in such a place as this." Charles Dickens


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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-11-1999 09:38 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

roxane, I can't believe no one has replied to this yet, it's so well spoken and so true. Nicely done

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
WhtDove
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2 posted 11-11-1999 11:11 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wow Roxane what imagery you used! Great one!
To the top it goes!!!!
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 11-12-1999 12:29 PM       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

Sorry...this is so vivid and well written, I got to boost it up once more so some others can read it
 
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