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Author Name: Freedyoung 3 Comments
Date Added: March 20, 2004 15:03:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ghost War
Picture a forest, or an open field
So far away from our world;
Where men unknown fight for land unseen
And the winner is never unfurled.

Picture a scene so violently sad
That you tremble at even the thought.
And because never it's watched, it may very well be
That, in fact, the war never was fought.

A bomb might explode beside your feet
And you hear only the wind.
But for the soldier who stands next to you,
This sound signals the end.

And when the smoke rises and there is silence again
Never was seen so much horror.
And then, one by one, the dead rise again
To fight the battle once more.
Author's Notes:
I went to Gettysburg when I was 15. It was a ghostly place. It was early in the morning and a layer of fog still hung above the ground. I got to thinking about how many men fell out there - and I was really into ghosts, so I wrote this. Kind of a younger-Dori poem.
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 20, 2004 06:47:19 PM Report
Younger-Dori done good. This is a moving poem, Dori. I'm glad you decided to post it.
Comment By: Freejoia on March 20, 2004 05:58:49 PM Report
The wistfulness of the piece still can grab. I like it. joia
Comment By: FreeJoseph Smith on March 20, 2004 04:08:56 PM Report
This poem is very good :) It does remind me of how ghost can't be seen, sometimes.




 


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