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Before The Battle (poem)

Updated on June 28, 2015

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I feel the cold of it

The field that looms beneath my feet

Now covered with a thin live mist

In menacing retreat

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The sun will show no favor

As it turns behind the clouds

Impending carnage in the air

Birds wait amidst their shrouds

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How many gallant brave young boys

Will fall upon this day

While mothers scream and cry aloud

Another passed his way

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It’s there the path that soon will bring

Our trained contenders hence

While we will make our final rest

Along this shaded fence

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But as the dread hour draws nigh

I fall upon my knees

I pray to God to understand

My love for times as these

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I hear my troops cast care free shouts

As they begin to sprawl

Just then I’m struck behind the head

“Hey coach, throw me the ball!”

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I do not know what to say about that one Martin, since I am not really for battle and I am not a sports fan. So I do not know whether that was true or funny.

      I voted it up though, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I thought it was war, too, and I guess it was in a way. The ending made me smile - sometimes we get too competitive and it can seem like war instead of healthy activity and fun.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, you really had me going there, Martin. I thought this was about the atrocities of war!