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Civil war memories

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Miss Abagail Mannering
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The sea of blue
marched down the lane-
the rows so prim and straight.
None aware that they'd meet their doom
in this war inspired by hate.

The troops plodded on,
stirring up the dust
as they followed the road's narrow bend...
oblivious that the coats they'd donned
were in desperate need of mend.

The tin cups clanked
against canteens
and muskets gleamed in the sun..
Paranoid that they'd soon be flanked
after the battle they'd just won.

They heard the noise
of rifles fired.
The *thunks* of bullets in skin...
Most casualties were mearly boys
fighting against their kin.

The acrid smell of powder burnt
filled the nose and sky-
and many a boy 'neath dust now dwells
in the place they fell to die.

We remember now
their sacrifice
many years since they have gone.
The legacy they did endow
ensures they'll linger on.

(written in my civil war class, April 20th. 1999)


[This message has been edited by Miss Abagail Mannering (edited 01-23-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 01-21-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another excellent piece on the tragedy of war.

Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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Very nicely written. Like the rhyme scheme you used in this one  
Miss Abagail Mannering
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3 posted 01-23-2000 12:25 AM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

THanks, everyone...i am a civil war re-enactor, hence the reason i have so many civil war poems...

 "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
Altameria
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I'm so very fascinated with the civil war. I'm glad to see there are more out there, who are as interested as me. Keep on writing, please. I look forward to reading more.

      pattie  )
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