Soldiers Die

Fighting together
Soldiers die.
Fair enough.
They fight.
They die.
Chaos consumes
Engulfs the living.
Young and fruitful,
Crushed away.

Friends around me,
Cover me.
I am safe.
I am safe.
I watch vitality
Draining away.
Comrades, slaves
Die for liberty

Soldiers soul
Taken away.
Just a shell
Nothing left
Grey flesh,
Bloodied hands.
The cruel stench
Of quiet decay.

No regrets
I say.
Fight ‘till death,
Side by side.
Think of one,
Think of all,
And together glory
Is eternal.
Published: 10/7/2009
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