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To Kill A Man You Do Not Know by Stephen A. Dantes
(World War 2 tribute)



 Amidst the stillness of a summer’s day
Painful memories below the surface remain
As “step-children of racism” seek to pray
The failing “notes of a last post” proclaim

 

Harry Patch (1898–2009) did give way
Veteran of the trenches a death proclaim
To kill a man and dare not say
Bitter rhetoric blood-bought refrain

 

To kill that man in the light of day
Torn, taut, sanity a bullet does claim
A war beheld with death croquet
A world that’s frail and dust blain

 

Over 15 million lost to thought today
Valley of bodies empty tombs stain
Reflection of an infantry milieu, fray
To kill for need in dusk and rain

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COMMENTS CLOSED

Elizabeth Ayanna Agard (September 21th 2009): GREAT

Cassandra Mitchel (September 12th 2009): This is very profound Dantes.

Jason Francis (21st August 2009): I like that poem bcus it makes me think and for the occassional tactile and visual imagery that colors it. The sense of a somber mood is apparent as well. At times it’s hard to follow from line to line but I suspect it’s the style u decided to write in, plus the requirement of the rhyme. Good job. Keep working hard. Peace.

Shanya Evans (20th August 2009): That poem got me thinking menn .. its great .. i love it!! Keep doing your ting bro!!

Reneata Dusauzay (17th August 2009): very emotional and thought provoking i love your use military/war inspired speech keep doing what you do

Kewrina Cenac (16th August 2009): wow thats a nice poem. im speechless wow nice. keep it up my bro

Anthea St. Helen (16th August 2009): “My gosh! That is an absolutely brilliant piece of writtting. I’m lost for words. that is a perfection……..”

Giffa Gee (15th August 2009): “Whoa…that was actually great! I do not know what I thought it would be, but it was surprisingly refreshing. U have talent Star…keep it up!”

Marvin Stephen (15th August 2009): “yh bro well done.. I’ll put it up on my fb wall…keep it up.”

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