Category Archives: War

I See Beyond

I see beyond the crosses Standing tall across the field Like soldiers in formation For whom our hearts won’t heal I see beyond the sacrifice Of those that gave their life And with their faith to guide them Died in the … Continue reading

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TAPS

Alone upon a windswept hill I single bugler stands A song of solace in his heart His horn held in his hands Day is done, gone the sun The mournful notes he blows From the lakes, from the hills From … Continue reading

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Sentry Of The Harbor

Silently I stand and wait At ready to vituperate Those who choose to test my might And the flames of war ignite At peril of their fate Try thee not my granite wall  Lest thunder from my cannon fall  Upon … Continue reading

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Aftermath

The cannon have grown silent Were they stilled by death Or was I

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In A Town Called Gettysburg

An army gathering since morn To the west and north they form Unrelentingly advance Their goal of victory to enhance In a town called Gettysburg By mid day the tide has turned The gray line will not be spurned Union … Continue reading

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Freedoms Price

Bodies raining down A nations heart ripped open Savage flames assail Tomorrows, lost in ashes The blade of hate has spoken The stain of  9/11 will be forever in our hearts.  It was the day a vicious wound was inflicted … Continue reading

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A Soldiers Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep The weary soldier said With a backpack for a pillow And a ground-cloth for a bed I dare no sleep too soundly For fear I will not wake If duty once more beckons … Continue reading

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2050

Rubble of a vanquished race People recoil from the truth Peace on earth goodwill to men We did not know how Hate became a way of life Vitriol running rampant Strike down the opposition Crucify the man Destruction by our … Continue reading

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