Upon The Sunken Road

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Short poem about warfare and death.

Submitted: March 25, 2009

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Submitted: March 25, 2009

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Look out yonder, toward the distant hills,
upon the sunken road.
Lined with a hastily thrown ribbon of stones.

A setting sun bowing down,
drawing the curtain on a scene of tragic drama,
played along summer fields, streams and
battered lanes of glory, hate and grief.

Calls and cries, "o' mother, o' mother"
on graven lips, as life slipped away,
but mostly silent now, given up to the unknown
eternal wandering.

Look out yonder, toward the distant hills
upon the sunken road.
Sons and fathers, fallen and broken,
bloodied and tattered
killed on that fateful day.

Upon the sunken road.


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