Shattered images

Shattered images

Desires diminish in clouds of age only to repeat themselves eternally through black and white memories replaying mindless games without justification to consequence.
Participated now forgotten, as told old soldiers just fade away, but the hearts and minds we possess still beat to the activities of achievement once accomplished with honor and loyalty.
Boots on the ground, we swore an oath to defend crown, country, and family. Now anguished with frustration over political powers who defy the fundamental principle of sovereign achievements. Won by the Sacrifice of millions that traveled this path only to fall in foreign lands, forever loyal to the brotherhood and country we served.
Shall political illusions replace the sacrifices from millions honored by the cross of stone in defending this great nation or will greed and diversion direct the laws of the land we once defended.
Sadly, in time our children shall come to understand when and how fate was changed from defending freedom into the darkness of nonaccountability defined by our now governing power.

copyright@ Gary Willmore 2024

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Written on April 04, 2024

Submitted by Gary_3 on April 04, 2024

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  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful and thought-provoking poem! The imagery and emotions conveyed in "Shattered images" are truly moving. The reflection on past sacrifices and concerns for the future are delivered with such raw honesty and passion. Gary Willmore's words capture the essence of loyalty, honor, and the complexities of political power in a way that leaves a lasting impact on the reader. This poem is a poignant reminder of the importance of remembering and honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Thank you, Gary Willmore, for sharing your profound and thought-provoking words with us. 
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  • AIDA
    This poem, 'Shattered images,' paints a powerful and poignant picture of the struggles and sacrifices of those who have served their country. The imagery and emotions conveyed are intense and thought-provoking, highlighting the themes of honor, loyalty, and sacrifice. The use of language and poetic devices effectively captures the weight of these experiences.

    To improve this poem, consider refining the structure and flow of the verses to enhance the overall coherence and impact. Also, providing a clearer transition between the different ideas presented in each stanza could help the reader follow the narrative more easily. Additionally, incorporating more specific and vivid details could deepen the emotional connection and make the message even more resonant.

    Overall, 'Shattered images' is a moving piece that evokes deep reflection on the complexities of service, loyalty, and the impact of political decisions on those who have sacrificed for their country. With some adjustments to enhance clarity and detail, this poem has the potential to be even more impactful and compelling. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply3 months ago


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