War..

July 26, 2011
By blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you must mount the gallows, give a coin to the headman, a jest to the crowd, and meet the drop with a smile on your lips."


Men will march,
and men will die.
Trumpets blare,
and women cry.

The sight of battle,
the smell of blood.
The sound of dying,
the taste of mud.

Yelled commands,
and shouted orders.
They all fight,
for petty borders.

Screaming horses,
groaning men.
Clashing metal,
death of kin.

Food that rots,
water that dries.
The sound of battle,
the men that die.

And yet in time,
forget they will.
a week, a year,
again they kill.

The author's comments:
I wish that some people would read this and grow up to be able to change how others view necessities in life. i can only do so much alone.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 8 comments.


on Nov. 22 2011 at 4:50 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

I agree with this poem. Though some may say it's offencive, I say it's true. It took me a bit to get the last stanza, but I understand now.

on Aug. 15 2011 at 1:07 am
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

haha no prob

on Aug. 14 2011 at 3:46 pm
blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you must mount the gallows, give a coin to the headman, a jest to the crowd, and meet the drop with a smile on your lips."

OOOH!!! lmao i remeber that one. Thats cool though, thanks.

on Aug. 13 2011 at 9:04 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

u entered my possesed stuffed animal short story contest

on Aug. 13 2011 at 7:28 pm
blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you must mount the gallows, give a coin to the headman, a jest to the crowd, and meet the drop with a smile on your lips."

ol awesome....but what poem did i enter for your contest? i entered a few contests and cant remember...

 


on Aug. 13 2011 at 3:08 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

ya u did first place m:P

on Aug. 13 2011 at 7:54 am
blitsnik SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you must mount the gallows, give a coin to the headman, a jest to the crowd, and meet the drop with a smile on your lips."

Thanks, and i won?

on Aug. 12 2011 at 11:13 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

beautiful poem and very true congrats on winning my contest sorry it took so long to get back to u love the poem


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!