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Poetry By: angellynn
War and military

Submission to Dreamer's Fantasy Challenge. I was given the theme war/military and the character name Quin. This is a poem about a forgotten soldier, who is lost in society. A man faced with old wounds of a war without a cause. He is shunned rejected and now faces his own battle. A battle to survive society. Will Quin survive this battle? Or will he die tying?

Submitted:Apr 9, 2010    Reads: 79    Comments: 7    Likes: 3   


In a dark and deserted alley

a homeless man is turning in

Between the walls of a cardboard box

thats been a home to Private Quin


He hides his scars behind fatique

a result of our country's gain

Alone he fights an endless battle

of his dignity and his pain


What is left for Private Quin

who's blood he proudly gave

Has his battle just begun

or does he lie within his grave


Is there no place for such a man

who unselfishly gave his all

Who fought beside other men

just to watch them fall


Will his war ever end

is it even worth fighting for

Has many died for nothings worth

Is there no peace any more


How does a soldier end up this way

in the streets of endless stares

Where no one ever really wins

where no one even cares


Its too late for Private Quin

but behind him theres many more

How much blood will it take

to open up your door


Somewhere in an unmarked grave

a soldier finally rests

As Private Quin surrendered life

and fights his final quest




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