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Soldiers of the Sky

Updated on May 16, 2013

Scurrying across the virgin sky,

they hurry to fill their positions.

Like fresh soldiers:

too young to contemplate their fate,

wantonly eager to accommodate their master.


Consuming all in their path,

they are filled with strength and corruption.

Seasoned and rich,

they are prepared for the chosen task,

blissfully ignorant of their long appointed fate.



Greeting the day of their calling,

on the battlefield gloriously arrayed:

yellows to deep reds.

Brilliant egos of foreshadowed destruction,

a fair warning to those who are watching.



Darkening, attack is announced.

Unharnessed, allies sweep in with great sound.

In perfect time

they boil with the venom they have gathered,

marching in seething rows of exquisite blackness.


Burgeoning beasts of prestige,

upon their world they reign devastation

with little thought

to the morrow of their actions

until they have spent the last drop of their pride.



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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      That could have been my motivation Xstatic, but it started out as just a look at cumulous clouds in the blue sky on a Sunday morning. Thank you.

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Grace!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great Ryan, thinking here about those ten tornados that touched down in Texas last night.

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      justgrace1776 4 years ago

      One of your best!