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)
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Submitted by sage48 on January 26, 2021

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Scheme XXXX XAAA X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 257
Words 46
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 1

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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