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A young life lost

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Miss Abagail Mannering
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A Young Life Lost
By Miss Abagail Mannering

The shot rang out
from the thicket of trees
and blood did spout
from a chest once heaved.

The cropse fell slowly,
once rosy cheaked-
to the fround now holy
without uttering a shriek.

The life source pooled
around the still boy...
who, just the day before
had played with a toy.

The laughter buggles not
from lips once red;
for he slumbers forever
in his earthy bed.

(written April 8, 1999 during my civil war class.)


© Copyright 2000 Shanna Casinger - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-21-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So many young lives lost in so many wars.... very sad  

Denise
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2 posted 01-21-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

sad, indeed

 JOY

SnglDad
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3 posted 01-21-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

A sad but powerful one.
Thanx For Sharing This one
And God Bless You and all that have
givin their live`s just to make our`s better.


Joel
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4 posted 01-22-2000 09:06 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

A very powerful reminder of the havoc war causes
JamesMichael
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5 posted 01-22-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Yes, it's sad but true, its the old men who have already lived their lives who send the young men with so much life yet to be lived, to war, to kill and to die.  And each time a young one dies an older one also dies on the inside knowing that they have lost a loving son or daughter to this thing we call war.    James
Anne
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6 posted 01-22-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

Oh, what have we become?
There are too many "young lives lost" even today.
freeverse
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This is so sad ..  : (
Miss Abagail Mannering
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8 posted 01-23-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

i wrote this poem right after the columbine high shootings..it was kinda inspred by that, and by my civil war class...consider it a poem that suits any century!

 "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
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