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Poseidon's Legions
by Hanley (Doc) Harding
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A dedicatory to the Navy SEALs...



                              Poseidonís Legions

...we
   the razor tips of his great Trident, were feared

...those
   who moved through darkness and murk with the purpose
   of killing all who would not submit to their will,
   found such to be true

...those
   who sat about small dung fires espousing the rhetoric of necessity
   of wholesale management of human slaves at any and all cost,
   found such to be true

...those
   who skirted the mainstream in their
petty efforts
   at amassing personal wealth and power,
   found such to be true

...they
   thought we, who saw and moved and fed
   through the stinking syrup night at our pleasure,
   were demons

...they
   were right;
   but, for them, it doesn't matter any more;
   from them, we extracted the ultimate price for their sins

...we
   Poseidon's legions

hanley
June 06, 2000

[Oh, man... I really hate to give an itinerant Limey troubadour credit for some good advice on editing this poem... but, thanks goes to my good friend, Peter Benson. Doc]     



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Deeply and profoundly written, good script and action galore.
Reviewed by Lisa Cannons
Doc
thought I'd drop by and say HI, looking forward to creating mayhem in roundtable with you......if that still happens seems very tame these days ;D
irish
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Powerfully written... blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
I am drawn to the water, this poem grabbed my attention to realize that the water is home to some very brave souls.
Thank you for this aquatic poem! Really loved your words.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V" Moonstone
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
AND extracted themselves and their objective...
Excellent write Doc...from one who knows



Walt
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Excellent, strong to the point it vibrates in our bones while we read it (well, you know...)We really liked it!
B&R
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Forceful and mission-minded. Glad to see a post. Cheers
Reviewed by Peter Benson
Powerful, but polish it.
Just as I got into the fine line rythmn and the "found such to be true" you change the whole structure. Actually, to be forward here, I'd combine the last two stanzas and make them the first.
e.g.
...we, Poseidon's legions,
the razor tips of his great trident
we were to be feared.

Then you can remark on those who "found such to be true."

Just a suggestion.

Peter
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
A commanding and forceful tribute to an elite group. Excellent. R
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
powerful
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
awesome tribute-well written
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader)
Great tribute for the Navy Seals...Hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Navy seals are are very dedicated, rare breed of man. Too often kept hidden in the background never to receive the devotional praise they so duly deserve. Your piece brings this out and I thank you.....

Be safe,
Karen
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