black hawk down



deep in the heart of the war
where the fire burns without fuel
and emotions run without law

found shell bracelets on the wayside
yesterday is today, the night bright like day time

i build winding rivers with a rifle
i make mountains in the middle of a high school
blood is in the elements, but when i see it leave my pals i cannot sell it to them

in 3 months when my brethren are ash and dust, deaf and crushed, broken and bewildered, soldiered and in silver
the ghosts of a tuesday stand with the ferryman

to read my palms, count my bones, share my despair
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Written on March 12, 2021

Submitted on September 20, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAX XX AXX XX X
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 547
Words 108
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 2, 3, 2, 1

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