They Retreat They Rage MAG

December 24, 2008
By Ian Clark BRONZE, Wheaton, Illinois
Ian Clark BRONZE, Wheaton, Illinois
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In the choppy waters
Of the world, the wars
They wage. Against
Right and wrong, they
Retreat, they rage.

Using guns, grenades, growing
Greater power by the hour.
Watched by wise eyes of
Children, chilling story of horror,
Witness to the warrior,
Run ragged, hungry and hurt,
But first, a sudden burst.
Enemy fire kills the desire
To lie down, retire for the
Night, no peace after light, just one
More fight, with the bullets’ bite.

The great green tanks trudge by,
Mechanical brothers, born without mothers.
Made to make the fight more fierce.
To terrorize and victimize with sandy silhouettes
Against the sun-soaked desert of death, but a
Single flower blooms in certain doom, so we assume.
The only light is fading life, watered
By boiling blood.

Heavy artillery shells fly like fireworks
Fast through the night.
Artificial light, might be the end
The final battle, bombs banging on bunker
Doors, fall to the floor.
Air whips the white flag flying
Freely, but cold as steel he
Shoots the peaceful, the blinding bright white
Turns ragged red, they begin to battle again,
And bullets begin to hiss by his head.



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Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 7:13 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is fantastic. You are completely right..... rage and battles.... all of it. I love this. As said before... Speechless ;) its wonderful to you can verbalize the power and problem. THank you :)

on Apr. 11 2011 at 11:01 am
RebeccaIsLove BRONZE, Polk City, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
love is an action word, and with ever action. there is a reaction- beckie schreiner

*SPEECHLESS* Bravo, Bravo.

Evaine SILVER said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 8:36 am
Evaine SILVER, Schulkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
live a freak, die a legend

wow. that was really insightful.  this should be given at a war memorial or something. very good. :)

Jtaco95 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:54 am
Jtaco95, Saugus, Massachusetts
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This was great, Very descriptive and describes what is going on today with the world

on Feb. 16 2010 at 11:17 am
I agree. Our species is very war hungry. I mean what great things has the U.S.A done besides find new ways to kill people or get fat?

on Jan. 10 2010 at 11:43 pm
WriterFanatic PLATINUM, DesMoines, Iowa
24 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
By Gandhi.

why? why are we such a brutal race?! MARVELOUS JOB! You are a fantastic writer!

on Aug. 21 2009 at 11:01 pm
krysling PLATINUM, Naples, Florida
30 articles 4 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have found that when a person gets involed with cloak and dagger business, they usually end up deep in the cloak, without the dagger and out a business.

a perfect envisionment of war. the images keep running through my head.


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