Hand-to-hand

December 25, 2011
By caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want, not what you can." --Me


In the shell-hole up to his neck in mud
An intruder falls and stumbles down in
Now on his hand and dagger there is blood
Regrets in his head continue to spin
The soldier’s gurgling make him crazy
Different uniforms, the same young men
Days have gone, the gurgling now hazy
With three stabs; he will stop living when?
An unbearable silence fills his head
Talking to him helps his state of regret
“Comrade, today you, tomorrow me,” he said
Out of the hole it’s the man he forgets
In the safety of his trench and his friends
That hand-to-hand stab needs no time to mend


The author's comments:
This is about the book: All is Quiet on the Western Frontier.

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on Jul. 26 2012 at 5:09 pm
caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want, not what you can." --Me

thank you!!! it was a reallly good book (:

Honour SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2012 at 4:06 pm
Honour SILVER, New London, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13

"Give me liberty or give me death!" ~Patrick Henry

Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the Lord, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery" ~ Thomas Jefferson

I read All Quiet On The Western Front and it was an excellant book.  This poem pretty much sums up the book though, and it's well written too, so good job, caitie!

on Jul. 25 2012 at 4:56 pm
waterbendercarorain GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

sweet :) :)

on Jul. 25 2012 at 4:28 pm
caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
16 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want, not what you can." --Me

thanks!! it was also written to capture an example of the horrors of war

on Jul. 25 2012 at 3:56 pm
waterbendercarorain GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

wow i never read this book but you sumed it up very good and srry for my bad spelling

on Jul. 25 2012 at 3:56 pm
waterbendercarorain GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

wow i never read this book but you sumed it up very good and srry for my bad spelling


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