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Ode to a fallen soldier



There he lies;
Death in his eyes.
The light of life gone,
Too soon, so quickly,
gone.
He will never know...
Victory we shall see,
Children he sired yet unborn.
A free people for which he died,
gone.
His handsome color faded;
Death's pall stiffening limbs,
Mouth shut rigidly against pain.
The small shell fragment jutting...
From within his brain.
gone.
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Submitted on April 02, 2018

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W. T. JACKSON

PUBLISHED TWO BOOKS, POETIC I & II. NARRATIVE POETRY WHICH TENDS TO BE INSPIRATIONAL. more…

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