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The effects of war

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Miss Abagail Mannering
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The Effects of War
By Miss Abagail Mannering

The shrill sound of the fifer's song
contrasts sharply with the beating drums.
The procession of soldiers march by-
clad with threadbare, mismatched uniforms...
Most shoeless,
all starving scarecrows of men.
Hungry not only for enough food to eat
but for better times that shall never come again.

The light in ther eyes..no longer there,
for they've seen far too much death
and horrors unspeakable
to be jolly any longer.

The light-heartedness in their step...
now reduced to the plodding of
broken dreams and heavy hearts.
Who cares for the loosers,
those gallant men that fought
just as hard as the victors?

The loved ones that they return home to
won't recognize them.
Who cares for the gallant boys in grey?
© Copyright 2000 Shanna Casinger - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-21-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

War was, is, and always will be hell. Excellent poem.

Denise
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I really like the way this one was written....yes, I second Denise above  
Miss Abagail Mannering
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3 posted 01-23-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

thank you... i hope to have some more of my civil war poems posted on here shortly..

 "Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
Severn
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4 posted 01-26-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is a great work on a horrid subject...


 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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