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“When it
rains, it pours…
But when it reigns,
it roars!!!

Maverick
He woke up early and began to pray. The same way he began each day. He held back tears and fought off fears; his heart told him just what to say.

His life thus far had rocky roads. His back was bent neath heavy loads. He had no joy; no rest or peace. His constant pain would never cease.

There was no hope; no love in sight. No dawn to end his pitch-dark night. Yet somehow still he soldiered on; his prayer became his marching song.

©canadian_cowboy
tinkerbell Sep 13
sa kasalakuyan,
nakatapak tayo sa isang malawak na lupain,
at dinig ang mga martsang may ibubulong at aaminin.
sa ilang minutong inilaan,
ipapatunay

na kahit sino ay hindi bawal mahalin.

                       isa, dalawa, tatlo, ang laban ay sisimula na. 'teka, 'wag muna...

balik! balik! tumalikod ka!
ano daw?    paulit-ulit na 'to, hindi pa daw handa.

balik! balik! tumalikod ka!

utos ni heneral                           sa unang mga kawal

na sumilip gaing sa bagyong mga mata
na minana sa kalaban.

balik! balik! talikod na!
                                                             ­ -ayon kay heneral Luha
Emma P Sep 12
War
War.
The cycle is always the same.
Two parties claim that the other is to blame
and soldiers without names, who think they’ll gain fame,
are slain.
The reasons differ, but peace
is sure to be one.
Tell me, please,
how you can say you fight for peace,
when humans are falling to their knees
without cease,
and dying?
And all I can do is write a poem.
All I can do is leave traces of graphite on wood pulp.
A poem will not change the facts.
or make up for empathy we lack,
or bring the dead back.
We must make friends out of foes
to slow the blood flow
before all that we know is
War.
My attempt at slam poetry. I realize now that this is kinda hard to read, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anna Sep 9
I wonder what goes through that soldier's mind
What do you think, soldier?
Fighting in a war that is not yours
With bombs louder than your heart beats
Tanks going straight to the enemy territory
Indeed, to your city, your soil.

City of lost souls
Blood on the streets, did you enjoy it, soldier?
Earth of no one, chaos in the air
That feeling of denial coming right from your eyes
Exactly what I needed to know.

They tell you it's fair
And that you should fear the inverse
Your enemies would beat everything
But aren't you your own enemy
In this endless war
I see the grief and sorrow in your gaze
Your captain only has vapor and determination_
To **** more, to decimate hordes
Hordes of rebels or not, as your family.

Captain, oh captain
He would do whatever it takes
Old and glory hound
He brought the misery to his own people
To have power in his hands before dead
Seeker of the disgrace he had in his eyes.

This war was fought in two teams
The ones who wanted to fight and who really had brain
The captain had both, as well as power and lack of mercy
Never saw such an evil man in earth
I wonder if his skin burns
Like evil incarnate.

Oh my kind soldier
I know you can't give up of the fight
But could you come back safe and uninjured
Come back home, to me and your family?
Anna Sep 8
Don't let me run on the mini waves without you
Be my sea
Don't let the wind lift my hair, you just made braids
******* like a windy wind
Deprive me
I see the moonlight shine on your cheeks in this dark alley
I know exactly what to say
Or maybe I would know
If everything hadn't turned into a spaghetti strudel cake in my head Deprive me
Or save me from all this delay
Drown me in affection
As soft and heavy waves
Take me by the sea
That windy and
crimson full moon night
Deprive me
Darkblade Afternoon Soldier
Let me be your night lady and
Deprive me
Of all males and creatures
Take me to your sea
Give me your cue
Drown me in your teary eyes
Red as the moon, Crimson Full Moon Carry all these badly tied garments on your body
Make me shine like your dark blade, afternoon soldier and
Deprive me
On this crimson moon night.
Waynepatrick Sep 8
Upon sight no more exists,
nothing worth anyone's while,
the caves of despair are hard to resist,
calm sweet waters now run rile.

The lonely soldier stages by,
drunk in gait empty rifle at hand,
the weak soul longs to die,
Nothing went as planned.

At dawn the enemy struck,
their retaliation proved vain,
like a dry spring so was their luck,
the lone survivor retreated bleeding in pain.

All is empty as he staggers by
All but hope engraved in his mind.
Anna Sep 7
Don't let me run on the mini waves without you
Be my sea
Don't let the wind lift the hair you just made braids
******* like a windy wind
Deprive me
I see the moonlight shine on your cheeks in this dark alley
I know exactly what to say
Or maybe I would know
If everything hadn't turned into a spaghetti strudel cake in my head
Deprive me
Or save me from all this delay
Drown me in affection
As soft and heavy waves
Take me by the sea
That windy and
crimson full moon night
Deprive me
Darkblade afternoon soldier
Let me be your night lady and
Deprive me
Of all males and creatures
Take me to your sea
Give me your cue
Drown me in your teary eyes
Red as the moon
Crimson full moon
Carry all these badly tied garments on your body
Make me shine like your dark blade, afternoon soldier and
Deprive me
On this crimson moon night.
William Troup Aug 29
New dreams await on silk laced sand
   where younglings, now hand in hand,
   sit upon the drystone walls.

As ...
Michaels sword is guarding us
   and fear will swim no more!
   But low, hang these lights,
   on this gentle night,
      as their chance for love
      awaits ... evermore!

No medals hang on the picket fenced walls
   where younglings, in silent falls,
   grow within the vineyard trees.

Now ...
Michaels sword is guiding us
   where ghouls will dance no more!
   We sing, and spirts roar,
   on these glowing streets,
      as our chance for love
      awaits ... nevermore!
         ... remember!
Jon Thenes Aug 22
what brightened the horizon

frightens you in the trenches

just a curl

untrained

soldier toy

clotted in company

awaiting an enemy
See also ‘Tupperware ‘
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