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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Oh the glory of battle

Fire reigns

This muddy trench I lay in
Heavenly thunder crashing
Zeus’s lightning flashes
Rains down upon the wicked

This muddy trench I lay in
Slowly fills with the stench, Burnt flesh
Gas filled sky ignites
The thump thump of mortars Run the field
Oh the glory of battle

This muddy trench I lay in
Filled to the brim
Fear and terror reign
Up to run to the next hump
Not for me to run

For this muddy trench I lay in
Will forever lay in
With the sounds of
Heavenly thunder ringing
Me into eternity

Chris McQueeney    11/11/12    8:33 P.M.

 This piece was written in response to The Mag
Image credit: Verdun, 1917 by Felix Vallotton


She Writes said...

Nice take on the Muse. Personally I always wished mythology was real. I prefer a group of messy gods to one messed up one.

anthonynorth said...

Great emotion in this - and a powerful message.

Brian Miller said...

the crashing thunder signaling you way home from the all reality out there on the battlefield i imagine some kids think they do think they play among gods..

Berowne said...

This muddy trench I lay in... I've done that. Misery.

Laurie Kolp said...

Great take on the prompt.

Helen said...

... there are so many walking on firm ground (today) with those sounds and emotions still flooding their minds. Nice writing!!!

Sue said...

I could feel all the energy of this...

So evocative.


Helena said...

Some powerful packing behind this one. Did the picture absolute justice!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Evocative write - made me sad.

Anna :o]