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cannon fodder

by Ulyss Rubey

today no ray
of sun has shown-
black branches lay
against grey sky-
dank drizzle soaks us
to the bone-
the choice is ours
to do or die.

the choice is ours
to do or die-
into this hell
called war we go-
black branches lay
against grey sky-
a lovers eyes
we'll never know.

a lovers eyes
we'll never know-
insanity will
take our lives-
into this hell
called war we go-
the choice is ours
to do or die.

black branches lay
against grey sky-

today no ray
of sun has shown. . . . . . . .

03/26/2002

Posted on 03/26/2002
Copyright © 2021 Ulyss Rubey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Indigo Tempesta on 07/04/03 at 04:32 AM

this is, in a word, incredible.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/08/03 at 11:56 AM

Poignant, hauntingly expressed impact of war, masterful writing execution.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/06/13 at 03:35 AM

Brilliant use of repetition to deliver the message, Ulyss. Nicely captures the darkness of war.

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