Eulogy For A Lost Cause.

Eulogy To A Lost Cause.

©-MFB III-1972

The music to this song is at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk6VZdPIcyk


I watched a young man die,
and saw his pain filled eyes
widen with such sad "Whys?"
reflecting upward through
those final moments spent
from flesh and bullets bent.

All of his would of beens
leaked from the corners of
his tear stained, anguished slits.
where Blood and saline mixed
fatal elixirs dripped
life passed in rivulets
over his stubbled cheeks...
I stood and pondered it.

If every soul could see,
the cost of victory,
up close and personally,
then war might never be,
the stench of death... it's pain,
the rot of what remains,
infused in every brain,
might bid all men refrain,
from acts so inhumane.

His hands they fluttered like
the wings of moths that strike
the edge of burning lights,
then kiss the blackness of
death's cruel surprise.

His legs moved over fields
that he would never grace
restless to rise and race
far from the great beyond,
all hope drained from his face,
then he was gone.

If every soul could see,
the cost of victory,
up close and personally,
then war might never be,
the stench of death... it's pain,
the rot of what remains,
infused in every brain,
might bid all men refrain,
from acts so inhumane.

I closed his eyes and left...
him lie there near that trail
within dense jungle growth,
His shattered flesh so pale,
now just an empty shell...

Perhaps he lies there still,
his jaw agape in awe,
at what will never be,
his dreams eternally.

Small chunks of lead remain,
amidst bones buried deep,
within what jungles keep.
The temple of his flesh
so loved by distant kin
felled by a useless cause
into oblivion.


ArtWhimsically Yours Studio
MFB III Productions


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

So beautiful and sad.War is hell to hear about but up close must be more than hell.

God Bless


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I feel death's sting as you sat and watched and tried to give him peace, knowing all along it was the end of his road on earth. So sad what wars do to the human spirit for both the dead and dying and the survivors like yourself who came back to relive the nightmares embedded in your brain. What a useless war Vietnam was and the destruction it caused on brave mens souls forever more.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

I wish people would just refuse going to war. I would not go if asked to. To fight for death and mayhem, greed and somewones wealth from death and mayhem, I feel for all who have gone and fought and who lost their lives and who suffer now many years after. I feel for their families, friends and loved ones who also suffer from their sons and daughters pain. Thank you for writing from your personal experiences, from your pain, your agony what you went through and brought back with you. Thank you for telling this to the world. Blessings to you and yours. Blessed Be! :D hugs :D I did a peace and love dance on your buttons.


tlmntim9 6 years ago

Wow! Powerfull! Moving!

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