The Battle

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It is the eve of battle,
The night before,
The bloody morning,
The raging war,

Flaming passion pervades the air,
Saying goodbye was never
Fair,
Women and wives cry in fear,
Of losing the ones they hold so dear,

Last love encounters,
Ragged kisses in the night,
This is farewell,
Before the oncoming fight,

Sleepless and wary,
They trudge on the field,
Where the battle commences,
Where men cease
To feel,

Screams of tension settle there,
It’s hard to fight
When the fight aint fair,
But sacrifice is necessary,
If you care,

Promises broken,
Words unspoken,
Lives were taken,
And souls were frozen,

So what do you fight for?
What is your cross to bear?
Who makes the flame inside you
Burn?
And who has your heart,
Ensnared?

Answer these questions,
But do not hesitate,
Because as these men have learned,
The battle will not wait.





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sum1 who even lovez DIS poem =) said...
Sept. 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it, seriously, u r an -A-M-A-Z-I-N-G- writer. seriously. u rock ; )
 
Thebookwormthatwrites said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm
Very beautiful! I absolutely loved this poem, you should be in the top 5 at least! So far I haven't liked any of the top ones, I'm so glad I came across this 5 stars, 5 times! Keep writing!!!!
 
Lani W :) said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 3:04 am
I thought this was really good! Its always hard to bring out the emotion of a battle or war because its so strong. The only thing that I think you might want to take notice about (possibly for other poems in the future) are all the commas, they really aren't necessary after every line. My favorite stanza was the 6th one. It was brilliant. Keep writing more poems! :)
 
Brodiebun said...
Sept. 6, 2008 at 6:20 pm
What a passionate, elequent and expressive poem! The author is obviously very talented. Keep writing!
 
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