The Fallen Heroes

Sound of the bugle

War!

Thundering vehicles

Soldiers march

Their legs rise and fall like a pendulum

Unwavering synchronization

They have bid goodbyes and kisses to loved ones

Motherland needs them more than us

Fueled with hatred for the opposition

March to protect

March to destroy evil

March to serve

But who is the winner?

The bullet shall decide

The number of caskets shall decide

The number of fallen heroes shall decide

Tears of mothers shall decide

Yearning of a widow shall decide.


Note: for http://dversepoets.com/2012/05/28/memorial-day-poetry-prompt/


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