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The Reluctant Soldier: VII

The Reluctant Soldier: VII

Posted December 30th, 2016 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Revival
in wardly searching



I think I may have grown a reputation

For being the endlessly cheerful man,

The indomitable optimist. O gods,

I wish that were true!



Harugar is ill and I am so worried,

For Dukin has no mercy and we will head

Onward at the same pace. I am no healer,

But I will watch him.



Praise be! Harugar’s swiftness outstripped us all!

Perhaps my fussing awakened some instinct,

Some need in all adults to retain old strength-

O, am I relieved!



I write beneath rising smoke and dying flame,

Glowing embers casting the glade in old light,

Ancient light. Familiar faces look new-

Is this light truer?



This prelude to the end of war, which must come-

When this folly’s fight is ended, and we leave,

Straggling one by one back to homes and loved ones-

Return to the camp.



Take the small and make it large, or the large small-

Turn the sky on its very head, cast hills down-

This chaos-creating word-craft is my right,

And of all poets.



Even in disruption, there is a rythym,

The needful human patterns of food and rest.

Soon, we will return to the camp, but again-

War’s bloodsteps follow.



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Ok, I have had enough of

Ok, I have had enough of this, i have to comment. It's sad that there isn't any comments on such amazing poetry as this. The word choice is simply perfect. The way you write is just mind-blowing! Good Job! Brovo!



A person once asked God, "How can you love me?" Then God said, "Because I am Love." - Unkown

Posted by waverunner on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 11:58
Thank you so much! I'll keep

Thank you so much! I'll keep writing this with or without comments, but I want attention and encouragement very much, so thank you! I'm proud that I write well enough to impress you, and I like that you felt the need to comment :)


Spero quod via tua est directa et quod tuum onus est levis.

Posted by Let It *Snow* on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 22:32

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