Tag: war

Seep Bone Coldly

Run Through

No warrior’s death is coming for me
no blood stained sword to release
my foolish life from it’s hollow chest
as I slow die on this field of shame.
Stench of copper vile taste of metal
adrift I’m alone and battered and torn
oh that I could recompense my love!

No quiet wake of honor shall be held
no slow loving march of the damned
will sure carry me to eternal sleep
no I shall ever wail silently as I decay.
Terrible mists of doom rise eerily and
creep hauntingly through fading eyes
cast upon the distant shore of love lost.

No angels of mercy will soar this field
thick with the rancor of bitter defeat
they will not remove this elegiac song
shrouded by sick stench of stoic hope.
Oh that I could in great haste be felled
not seep bone coldly into Hades cruel
might his dread hot abyss of suffering.

No arrow swiftly flying will find its mark
no sword nor spear will ever pierce me.
Aye, this poison by which I die yet slow
looses the design of even black vultures.
I will wither and die in years as it reigns
cold perfect terror over me and claws at
where slow my life leaking seeps to hell.

Deadly Enemies

deadly enemies

the movie got it
all wrong
you see
those big guns
pointed at a
different horizon

the battle that
raged had more
prisoners than dead
but that’s old
news and deadmen
tell no tales

your ranks are
depleted
troops fighting
formidable forces
against all odds
trench warfare

now a brutal
war of
endless attrition
in the interest
of annihilating
deadly enemies

all heroes
make it home
eventually
notify the next
of kin
for the dead

all wars come
to an end
eventually
rally the troops
for the
final campaign

the outcome
is certain
ticker tape parade
the ground
in ruins
soldiers fade away

reflections of
the wreckage
an inevitability
though the cost
was great
the heart rejoices.

apoeticlife: distinction

Thought I’d start a new section of my blog using my newfound passion for photography. I see poetry all around me, I’d like to share my views of the world using just my Samsung phone for now–horrendous camera fyi.  Then I’m using a basic photo editor to manipulate them into apoeticlife!

Distinction

A little memorial piece sitting in garden behind Building 7.  Let us never forget!