Field of Markers


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The men and women lay in peace

A silent sleep their souls released

Never asked for a job well done

Blank markers bask in a field of sons.

 

Mother tears plea day and night

Wondering if her boy is alright

Father tinkers a car by day

Pray for his kid to be okay.

 

A girl back home in bed with fears

Shedding sorrowful stares and tears.

A buddy down and another gone

A world at war and heโ€™s the pawn.

 

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He walks a line to a cadence beat

While innocent blood spills at his feet

He grasps a hold of shining tags

Rips them from red shrapnel rags.

 

The lucky ones will live to tell

Stories of their enduring hell

Few are left from World War II

Few will say what they had to do.

 

A silent salute across worldly lands

A diagonal tip to a brim by hands

Honored are those whom fell by fate

The kids weโ€™ve lost are a big mistake.

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  1. #1 by Roy Durham on May 30, 2011 - 11:11 am

    very moving poem thank you and god bless

    • #2 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 11:14 am

      Hey Roy –

      Thanks man. It’s appropriate at this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #3 by Abhisek on May 30, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Yes it’s a really moving poem and as a poem lover I liked it a lot.Who could have better expressed it than you.
    Visit When The Heart Speaks to read my poems

    • #4 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 11:29 am

      Hello Abhisek –

      Thanks a lot man. Always love to see your comments on my page. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. #5 by Alpana Jaiswal on May 30, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    You really moved me with this one,Charlie..its so sensitive in feel…
    “War, thatโ€™s a pain that never goes away, itโ€™s when you canโ€™t even look at the world anymore because all you can do is calculate where a sniper would most likely settle in. Itโ€™s when you hate seeing the sun. Itโ€™s the trees and the earth that are always with you and which smell of scorched gun powder and blood.โ€
    Yury Klavdiev

    • #6 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 12:23 pm

      Hi Alpana –

      It’s a whole other and ugly world. It’s a surreal world that makes no sense and governed by governors volumes apart from the killing fields. There’s no reason, no logic, and no sanity involved in any of it….regardless how it is justified to the people, or by the people. Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. #7 by He Said on May 30, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    I like your style: Sharp, to the point and yet colorful, keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #8 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 12:30 pm

      Hello He Said –

      Thank you for your kind words. I like color…it’s the paint of life! Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. #9 by askcherlock on May 30, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Charlie,
    This is poignant and beautifully done. And the photos are stark…like war.

    • #10 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 1:13 pm

      Hi Cher –

      I searched free online photos for a while and settled on these as the most appropriate to fit my poem. I hope they work out good. Thank you for your kind words and for reading me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. #11 by TJ Lubrano on May 30, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Such a moving poem Charlie. I don’t understand why people feel the need to fight each other, to destroy each other. The loss that comes from it is immense.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • #12 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 1:14 pm

      Hello Sahara –

      War makes no sense at all. It’s not logical and immoral as well. Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. #13 by Jessica Brant on May 30, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    BC,
    Bless America and all its heroes for fighting for our freedom. This day is for them… Beautiful and heart filled poem…
    xoxo
    Jess

    • #14 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 4:08 pm

      Hi Jessica –

      Bless all…the whole world…every country is at war but most people don’t realize that as such. Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. #15 by Larry Lewis on May 30, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Feel this!

    • #16 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 4:06 pm

      Hey Larry –

      Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. #17 by SJ on May 30, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    It’s sad to face the realisation that so many die for their country, yet it’s only the loved ones and those that live it on a daily basis that really see this. Sometimes it’s good to have a reminder – it’s just a shame it’s at the expense of those that died for the causes.

    • #18 by charlie nitric on May 30, 2011 - 5:24 pm

      Hi Sarah –

      A reminder is good, and then again it is also unfortunate. War is never a good thing and I think it is something that should always be avoided at all costs. The world is at war right now; every country is effected by it. Most just don’t realize it. Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. #19 by Rimly on May 31, 2011 - 3:32 am

    What a touching poem. War is so destructive and devastating.

    • #20 by charlie nitric on May 31, 2011 - 6:05 am

      Hi Rimly –

      There’s a lot of men and women who have lost their lives through history due to war. Thank you for reading me and for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. #21 by john tugano on June 29, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    I was moved by your poem..its so sad..
    nice share friend..

    • #22 by charlie nitric on June 30, 2011 - 10:17 am

      Hello John –

      I really glad you enjoy my poem. I just posted a new poem today and will post a new one soon. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. #23 by Irene on December 2, 2011 - 9:52 pm

    Very touching poem. I truly feel the passion in every word! Heartfelt…

    • #24 by charlie nitric on December 3, 2011 - 2:09 pm

      Hello Irene –

      Thank you so much. Thank you for reading me and for commenting :).

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