We Can All Be Free

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Civil War Poem, through the eyes of a young girl disguised as a male soldier (1860's)

In the Hopes We Can All Be Free 

By: Lunita 

Despite the fear of being found out, 

I push through the fear, and everything else 

Numbing out everything around me, vision tunneling 

Loss of direction, forgetting left from right, up from down. 

Even forgetting myself. 


When I came to, and the smoke clears 

Along with my fellow comrades (those that are left) 

We can see the carnage, the dead left unseeing in the field. 

We work quickly, despite the ache in our bodies and hearts,  

Our minds are still cursedly deft 


I cannot believe how many we’ve lost 

Our numbers have dwindled vastly 

The other side has lost just as many 

The combination of blue and grey together 

Even in death, is ghastly 


The images will forever remain in my mind 

The carnage, the death, I’ll never unsee 

But with strength of patriotism, I’ll fight to the end 

In the hopes that at the end of it all 

We can all be free 

Submitted: August 12, 2020

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