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Eulogy For A Lost Cause.

Updated on December 30, 2016
The Cost of War can impede  the flights of our souls
The Cost of War can impede the flights of our souls | Source

A glimpse into oblivion

Eulogy To A Lost Cause.

©-Matthew F. Blowers III -2016

Art~Whimsically Yours Studio



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 ever 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.


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.



The face of our future.... the face of war

Source

War is but raw spelled backwards.

A large unmarked grave.

© 2010 MFB III

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 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.

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      tlmntim9 6 years ago

      Wow! Powerfull! Moving!

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      MFB III 6 months ago from United States

      Hi MFB III,

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      The death of any man, any soul at any point in history is far from irrelevant. we all need to ponder more on the costs of war. Otherwise

      our wisdom might wander into far worse scenarios when such a topic is not considered current, while terrorism strikes it;s ugly head all over our precious planet.

      Just my opinion.

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