Sacrifice of Vengeance

March 7, 2014
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Flooding in are the waves,

As soldiers fall and let out wails.

As I stand and wait for those who were saved,

Cannons explode to my utmost displease.

I get a letter instead of a hug,

My brother’s hands shouldn’t have been holding a gun

My hands shake and eyes water as I read the words,

I’d rather be there and die than not see him at home.


Vowing not to risk another,

I set out on my own,

For avenging the death of my brother.

Weakness only in my heart,

Surviving and victory visible on my dart.

Hitting the bull’s-eye with every step,

A plan formulating in my head.


Looking him in the eye after hours practice,

My transformation of life begins.

Looking like him, Dressing like him, Becoming Him…

Observing him over the years has finally helped me today,

When I decide to take his place.

I will hold his gun and shoot whenever I see a head,

I will kill until they are all dead. For revenge is all that ignites my life


My ladylike behavior is now all gone,

Along with the sweet life that took care of me.

A lump in my throat,

A limp in my bones,

But I’m not asking for anyone to stop me.

And neither will I ever listen.


As I put on my gear and put down my personal items,

The letters from my brother cannot be sidelined.

However, if I die tonight, I need them for my might.

Rifle in hand, climbing out of the trench,

Shots go off in seconds.

My hands tremble as I lift the gun,

Shooting at any light and opening,

Spotted enemy uniforms lie motionless in red mist.


As I enter their trench,

I feel in the pit of my stomach,

Pain doesn’t hit till moments ago,

When I pulled out the letters,

I clutched them to my heart and said,

“Dear mother, father, and sister don’t fret for I will be forever with brother.”

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cheetahsdontroar said...
Oct. 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm
I cried like a baby! So good!
YoungBeauty said...
Jun. 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm
This poem made me cry so much. I loved it!! Please write more.
justin.reynolds said...
Feb. 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm
The poem was really good. I was interested the whole poem.
msaunders24 said...
Feb. 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm
Very well written, gives a perspective not often thought of.
Ben.Saylor said...
Feb. 19, 2016 at 8:19 am
A great poem that tells a good story.
Fiestygirl24 said...
Feb. 19, 2016 at 8:13 am
I really like this poem. I found it sad, but incredibly well written.
ryan18terry said...
Feb. 18, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Really enjoyed this poem. Kept me interested!
RT18 said...
Feb. 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm
Great Poem! Really enjoyed reading it.
sambest12498 said...
Feb. 18, 2016 at 11:44 am
this poem is beautiful and has a great use of words! I really liked it!
sambest12498 said...
Feb. 18, 2016 at 11:39 am
I love this poem! Its beautiful and has a great use of words! Your a great writer!
SomeoneOnTheInterWeb said...
Feb. 10, 2016 at 9:21 am
Absolutely amazingly, your a great writer!
Writergirl009 said...
Feb. 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm
Such a great poem! You are a very talented writer.
kacibrel.czarnick12 said...
Feb. 8, 2016 at 10:53 am
This was a very touching poem. Your words reach out to the reader in a very interesting way. Keep up the good work!
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Jan. 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm
That was an amazing poem. It brought tears to my eyes. Keep up the good work.
Skyleanwords said...
Jan. 26, 2016 at 11:52 am
You are amazing
sniper1012 said...
Jan. 7, 2016 at 11:57 am
that was an awesome poem
sushrut12 said...
Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:10 am
Brought a tear in my eye ... Very powerful emotions
Alicemyface said...
Mar. 14, 2014 at 7:53 am
Really touching story. I love it :)
rudra said...
Mar. 14, 2014 at 3:29 am
great job amazing poem  love the description nice and touching 
rudra said...
Mar. 14, 2014 at 3:27 am
Great job! I loved poem, the description is great. Intresing, nice touching !!! - RU
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