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The Ranks

January 3, 2017
By MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
MikeyG PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change-Carl Rogers

Wardrums shake the ranks

platoon leaders bellow

eyes freeze open, foreboding

men with locked jaws, straight staring


The piper's shriekings tumble

a creatures final wail

knuckles twist around iron

timid prayers lift skyward


the march tramps forward

a thousand hearts scream

throuts burn with rage

the alpha and omega


a boiling sea of bronze

A grinding sure of feet

the carnage echoes and dies

the sole survivor of bloodshed


The author's comments:

Phobos means "fear" in greek. I read the book Gates of Fire and was inspired to write about the greek phalanx going to war.

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