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The Idle Soldier

February 17, 2014
By qzfletcher SILVER, Saint Paul, Minnesota
qzfletcher SILVER, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
“The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows”
- Stephen King

My men, we cannot run when
we are so short on sleep why is it
we cannot fight, listless on our knees
to meet our absent king who gave us
sword and serpent tongue
but worn is all we’ve caught this night
at last our luck has run.
I cannot see the light of day, so
fruitless, shall we just move on
my darling cries we are thus dead
your skin so gray, and I so cold
let us take our broken luck
and continue down our bloody road.

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