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Author Name: Freealiopterix 1 Comments
Date Added: August 30, 2013 05:08:36 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Birds Clear The Air

Birds Clear The Air

Birds clear the air the arrows fly

The smell of blood 'tis time to die;

A hail of wood hot bodies yield

Grow cold upon the crimson field;

The marching feet shake now the ground

And all the while there comes the sound

Of sword on shield the screams of death

As soldiers take their final breath;

What profits from this battle scene?

The spoils hard-earned yet so obscene

A strip of land some treasure gold?

Is this all worth the death of bold

And decent men who go to war

And never question what it's for;

Methinks perhaps the answer's 'no'

But lost amongst the ebb and flow

Of savagery noblesse oblige

'I give my life for you my liege';

A simple world of times gone by

And not for us to question why;

But still years late one hears the call

Of those earmarked by time to fall.

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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 31, 2013 05:11:38 PM Report

Yes..what will be..will be.... Such is life!! Great poem..

 Hugs ~ India


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