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Author Name: FreeSavanahB 11 Comments
Date Added: April 17, 2005 13:04:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Whose unseen steps tread the boards?

Whose phantom hands twist the cords?

Whose whispered threats do I hear?

Whose vengeful wrath should I fear?


What secrets lay beneath the floor?

What wraith’s cold hand tries the door?

What is whispered on the winds?

What price to pay for my sins?


Where doth this specter call his home?

Where doth this beastie dare to roam?

Where is my God, when evil walks?

Where can I hide when demons stalk?


Why do these spirits haunt my head?

Why are they not happy dead?

Why won’t these soldiers lay to rest?

Why must my twilight be distressed?


When will I be freed from this hell?

When will I be taken to my cell?

When did I become a social cancer?


When I thought slaughter was the answer!

Author's Notes:

Old Generals that order young men to war and death without remorse

Do not always lay easy in their beds!

My version of Who, What, Where,Why and When.

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Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on September 23, 2006 06:00:41 PM Report
Great work, Savanah. One of my favourites of yours. The poem raised a lot of vivid images, and the message was very clear. Well done.


Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 1, 2005 12:34:33 PM Report
There has to be a payday, and this sure sounds like one to me. Good work, Jude. ML
Comment By: FreeSteve Sniukas on May 12, 2005 07:01:51 PM Report
NICE!! the 5 W's in a form that makes real sense for once.. ;-) great poem !!
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on April 24, 2005 05:23:31 AM Report
Where doth this specter call his home?
Where doth this beastie dare to roam?
Where is my God, when evil walks?
Where can I hide when demons stalk?

Fantastic words could have come straight from Shakespeares 'Macbeth!' Describes with clarity the workings of the tortured mind. A bloody masterpiece if you ask me.
Alison SW
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 21, 2005 05:22:25 PM Report
Man!! What dark and stark images, you conjur up, here....Military leaders-pay their parking meters-with the blood of the young-They can laugh, when it's done....Spooky write, Jude..*shiver*...len
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on April 18, 2005 08:10:03 PM Report
You words ring through so very well. Quite a powerful write Savanah. In the end nobody really wins a war huh?

Sharon JJ
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on April 18, 2005 05:28:24 PM Report
Damn, this gave me chills to read..a war will always haunt unfortunately...i agree with Joe's comment down below...excellent write...

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on April 17, 2005 09:43:39 PM Report
You should send this to our government, great write, Joe
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on April 17, 2005 07:21:42 PM Report
May God bless them all and bring them home safely. Nicely done Savanah. *S* Wind Whisperer
Comment By: FreeRobert E. Richards on April 17, 2005 05:39:23 PM Report
I agree with Edward BRILLIANT. Your words words cunjure up so many pictures. People who send people to their death should read this and reflect on what they have done.
Comment By: FreeIngwa on April 17, 2005 01:19:34 PM Report
A very thought provoking write here indeed. Full of feeling and meaning and questions that may remain unanswered for eternity. War is not good.


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