Hallowed Ground



Where, oh death, is thy sting?
A shallow victory the grave doth bring.
Hewn and cut—a stone that marks
The hallowed ground now set apart

For soldiers brave who sacrificed
In giving all, they paid the price
Their graves aligned—row by row
The hallowed ground, here below

That those who walk upon this Earth
May ever know freedom’s worth
A debt of honor that they are owed
For God and Country, it is bestowed

Whose banner waves, its stars, and stripes
Unfurled in majesty—both day and night
The broken earth on which we stand
Is hallowed still by heart and hand

That this great nation, under God
For this devotion was their cause
That we may long in liberty live
Or else in vain, their lives did give

©2022 Brian Duffin
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Submitted by brian.duffin on May 30, 2022

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Scheme AAXX XXBB CCDD XXEE XXXX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 732
Words 138
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Brian Duffin

After taking an English class with a focus on literature and poetry, Brian Duffin discovered a love for words and a passion for poetry. Brian's poems reflect his love of nature, while also sharing the raw human emotions and events that fill and shape his life. more…

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