I ‘am of old and young

June 1, 2010
By , park ridge, IL
Artillery fire rang through the air
Bullets pierced the men’s hearts
Men’s cries and shouts filled the air
Lines of men ran forward but fell
Regiments swarming the field
Comrades’ fighting side by side and dying

I ‘am of old and young lying on the ground after the battle brought in
Where priceless blood reddens the grass the ground
Dust-covered men, in columns
Rise and fall to the undulations of the ground
I ‘am of old and young that are silence, like a phantom

Brigades of blue undulated the field like an ocean
Now men in blue and gray fought till the very last
Till their last breath and drop of blood
The men in gray now lay under the blue
The smell of blood and cries filled the air
Then just silence remains nothing more




I ‘am of old and young lying on the ground after the battle brought in
Where priceless blood reddens the grass the ground
Dust-covered men, in columns
Rise and fall to the undulations of the ground
I ‘am of old and young that are silence, like a phantom

As the men lay by the fence and on the ground
Smell of death reeked in the air
Blood soaking the ground of the fallen men
No more battle cries and screams
Now silence embraces the filed
The blue flag waves victories over bodies of gray

I ‘am of old and young lying on the ground after the battle brought in
Where priceless blood reddens the grass the ground
Dust-covered men, in columns
Rise and fall to the undulations of the ground
I ‘am of old and young that are silence, like a phantom

The sun sets over the land of death and chaos
Men’s hallow faces stare up into the sky
Only the shadows of the men remain
What happened this day will live on forever
So will be the memory of these men
The brothers in blue and gray that fought to survive

I ‘am of old and young lying on the ground after the battle brought in
Where priceless blood reddens the grass the ground
Dust-covered men, in columns
Rise and fall to the undulations of the ground
I ‘am of old and young that are silence, like a phantom





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