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by Tony Whitaker

A formation stands
In sullen silence

Every soldier knows the code
As the Centurion eyes the legion’s lines

One to TEN
An Aide counts the men

A soldier/father/son still knows
What historic fate awaits

Imperium Romanum motivation
The battle lost the only notion

Ensuring their best


Author's Note: History holds such fascination for those who wish to know!

Posted on 09/18/2011
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 09/18/11 at 11:00 PM

Well said.

Posted by A. Reed on 10/09/11 at 01:52 PM

This read like a photograph. Well done.

Posted by Lori Blair on 12/06/11 at 12:45 AM

Most Excellent Tony! I can hear their cadences...:)

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