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Lying Still

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guiltborn
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0 posted 12-25-1999 08:50 PM       View Profile for guiltborn   Email guiltborn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit guiltborn's Home Page   View IP for guiltborn

It's been a long while (since the summer) since i was on here so i thought i would say a hello and Merry Xmas to all.  

Lying Still

On the dark field, in blood spilt long,
Lies a great army, a legend, a song.
Yet amid their screams, forgotten the wrong,
Some sort of profit gained 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 string tales of War's glory...
A million battles fought to live the story.
Closed is the book, lifted is the wool,
Drown we now slowly in a blood filled pool.
But when asked why we fight, when asked 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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"What dreams may come?"

Guiltborn




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1 posted 12-25-1999 09:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Nice to have you home for the holidays, Guiltborn! Those last two lines are a great ending to the poem-very true.

Elizabeth

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Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
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Very powerful and sad piece. War is such a tragedy, that's for sure.

 Denise


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