Analysis of Soldiering On...



The dead never get to say goodbye,
as they charge across the line
Finality left to those who live,
still victimized by time

The dead never get to say hello,
a bust that’s now recast
Their sacrifice a milepost
—beyond the futurepast

(Valley Forge: January, 2021)


Scheme XXXX XAAA X
Poetic Form
Metre 01101111 1110101 010011111 110011 011011101 011101 11001 0101 101100
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 257
Words 46
Sentences 1
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 1
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 69
Words per stanza (avg) 15
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Submitted by sage48 on January 26, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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