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And Soldier No More (standard:poetry, 101 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Jan 31 2011Views/Reads: 1429/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Will history dictate forever, or will we someday break loose?

Fold the flag 

Triangular show 

Country contain me 

And soldier no more 

Place in a box 

In three corners neat 

Over the mantle 

In silent entreat 

How many knew him 

How many cared 

Was madness that slew him 

And madness that dared 

Where will it end 

And where will it go 

A lifetime has ended 

And soldier no more 

Spirit inside it 

And never unfold 

Defender behind us 

A story untold 

Is life better now 

That we have made death 

Did justice prevail 

Or did it digress 

The story should tell 

A sacrifice made 

But history dictates 

And debts go unpaid


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