The Contents Of The War Chest

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
An homage to the war dead.

Submitted: October 11, 2014

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The Contents Of The War Chest

The young shattered bodies
of three national servicemen
Carried disjointedly
down to the cemet'ry
Carried in single file
Watched by the milit'ry
Watched by the veterans
Solemn with dignity

Three fragrant orchids
Thrown over the wire fence
Hanging in lifelessness
Caught in the wind's caress
Burnt in the midday sun.
Black as the phoenix nest
Watched by the carrion
Circling in battle dress.

 


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