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A Poem by OCeallaigh

Author: OCeallaigh
Created: February 18, 2012 at 09:24 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: War | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 246 views

Victorious Retreat  

Relentless in the methods you use
A siege lasting longer than that of Troy
Any day of peace seems only a ruse
Precursor of what you will next employ
I know by now you will never yield
As your only love is the battlefield

I have heard your accursed war horns sound
Ever baiting me to join in another battle
I have watched you fuck on bloody ground
In between your taunts and saber rattle
Never mindful of this warís full extent
Past victories have made you overconfident

I will sadly question such a life
Seemingly at itís best during a fight
The most joyful in terrible times of strife
Inflicting daily woe, sleeping well at night
On the battlefield, you are ever to be
Never knowing if I will attack or flee

Appearing worn down, from this long war
Each day won bringing you closer to defeat
Not quite as strong as you were before
A cruel conquest, you could never complete
More dreadful time will surely go by
Out of your hollow victory, I shall fly

Call to me, but I shall never return
Sound your battle horns if you will
Across the river, your bridge I shall burn
Late at night before going over the hill
Away from this battlefield, I will be
No more of your constant war for me

© OCeallaigh - all rights reserved

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May 27, 2012
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very enjoyable, in depth, brutally honest. a real soldiers view of the russian front.

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March 22, 2012
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just beautiful

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