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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


The sun will show no favor

As it turns behind the clouds

Impending carnage in the air

Birds wait amidst their shrouds


How many gallant brave young boys

Will fall upon this day

While mothers scream and cry aloud

Another passed his way


It’s there the path that soon will bring

Our trained contenders hence

While we will make our final rest

Along this shaded fence


But as the dread hour draws nigh

I fall upon my knees

I pray to God to understand

My love for times as these


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.


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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!