military life has played a big role in my familys life, even though i have very little miltary experience myslef, i haveallways been interested in the somber creativity portrayed from these life experience's. Rupert Chawner Brooke is one of the first poet

Lonely young soldier

Lonely young soldiers standing stag for the night
Waiting for the call "stand-to" and fight
To battle through orders
Send men to die.

Fire and brimstone
From metal in the sky
Tortured burnt corpses
Who never got to ask why?

The child's instruction
To bring the sight to eye
With an education
To live and not die.

With burst of light
A fire so bright
The SEA the SOIL
All will boil
And now we are free

Poetry by Nige
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Written on 2009-06-17 at 23:03

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liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
The second stanza...
I really like the way you
have worded it...the question posed.

I find the last line is...amazing

I can't put my finger on why
I like this poem, It just draws
me in and I think it's a great poem...I
just don't know why...I like the flow and
the wording and....well done


melanie sue
I like this, N~ it provokes thought on complicated, controversial matters.....such as concepts of what freedom is and at what price it comes, who pays and who gets caught in the crossfire. I too have close military ties----my father was a Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force and flew those B-52s that bombed the hell out of Viet Nam and I have a very good friend who served in special forces.