And The Fields Burned

It was almost like an extreme confession,

the soldiers fell easily into fatigue

and depression,

even during the battle,

the summer wore on

perversely calm,

and beautiful while the fuse

of human destruction turned,

and the fields burned,

family members at home would fear,

because the atmosphere was tense there,

they had to fight,

there was no choice,


in a toneless voice,

but nevertheless frightened the soldiers,

the word was heard,


Suddenly, the daylight went black.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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tngolfplayer 5 years ago from Knoxville

Very thought provoking and full of imagery. Loved it.

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Terishere 5 years ago

Lots of imagery and an emotional packed poem!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem for our soliders. I sure if they could see your poem they would totally understand it. voted up/awesome

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great poem about our troubles. Well written

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I loved the poetic narration and I loved the easy flow of emotions.

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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This grabbed me, pulled me in and kept me glued until the very end. Then, it nailed me. Great job!

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Very intense emotions in this poem and the last line packs a powerful punch. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you all for reading this hub fantastic all of you!

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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos

that is the tale of a soldier.,. Such a pity that people are sent to death's jaw while those who sent them enjoy at the comfort of their elaborately built homes.

War is evil (just my opinion)

Keep writing,.,

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Uban for reading my Fields

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