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 THE BOOMING GUNS FALL SILENT Biggus        (More) 8/14/2017
 She Visits His Stone norman        (More) 7/30/2017
 She Walks Along The Beach norman        (More) 7/29/2017
 The War Draft norman        (More) 7/25/2017
 My Dearest Love  norman        (More) 7/21/2017
 PTSD Is Real joye        (More) 6/19/2017
 Grant Me The Serenity Mario William Vitale        (More) 6/19/2017
 NO ONE IS SO BRAVE poetalthomas        (More) 6/2/2017
 RED, WHITE AND BLUE poetalthomas        (More) 5/29/2017
 Go In Peace KKD ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 5/29/2017
 Lady Soldier norman        (More) 5/27/2017
 He Walks Along The Wall norman        (More) 5/26/2017
 Remember All Soldiers  norman        (More) 5/26/2017
 Thank You KKD CHALLENGE ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 5/24/2017
 Lady Liberty norman        (More) 5/23/2017
 A Place Called Vietnam norman        (More) 5/4/2017
 Wounded Soldier norman        (More) 5/1/2017
 You So Proudly Gave norman        (More) 4/9/2017
 He's Headed Home  norman        (More) 3/28/2017
 Snoopy Joins The Circus! J. John Des Chenes        (More) 3/16/2017
 The Spirit Of The Wolf norman        (More) 2/4/2017
 The God Father speaks no more  assisi        (More) 1/14/2017
 I WENT THROIGH JUNGLE TRAINING poetalthomas        (More) 9/11/2016
 Never Be Forgotten  Soulsisno5        (More) 6/1/2016
 A Company of Heroes Nita G Isenhour        (More) 5/31/2016
 GOOD CAUSE The_Pip        (More) 5/29/2016
 THE YOUNG MEN OF GALLIPOLI AngelsWhispers        (More) 3/11/2016
 RED COATS poetalthomas        (More) 2/18/2016
 YOU DON'T WANT TO LAUGH poetalthomas        (More) 12/22/2015
 FROM THE BLAZING WAR poetalthomas        (More) 12/22/2015

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The booming guns fall silent
All along the western front
As the dawn breaks and
In dimly lights trenches
Men pass the time in silence,
Alone among the throng
With their own thoughts
Or speaking silently to God
But in the silent waiting
Nerves jangle until the whistles blow
And up they go, over the top
As bullets sing their deadly song
And reap a bitter harvest
But the stalwarts strive on
A deliberate course sustained
Unwavering, toward the foe
Across the battle scarred field
Amidst smoke and shell
Where the acrid scented air
Stings the eyes and fills the nostrils
As concussive blast assail the ears
But onward, ever onward
The stalwarts strive on
Not though in the footsteps of heroes
For these heroes are making
The footprints in the mud
That others must follow

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