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(02)Integrity
by Douglas W Bentley

Sunday, August 06, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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The battle of the flesh and the soul
To do what's right
When there is one else around
Not a human being in sight
To stand againt the temptation 
To saddle up and fight.

 I was charging forward
Artillery landing to the left
Shells exploding to the right
My horse in a steady gallop
With or without me
He wasn't about to stop.

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His eyes fixed on the lead Horse
Which showed a brilliant white
Like a lightning bolt
Dazzling like a colt
A Jerusalem desert backdrop
Somehow I managed to stay on top
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I was wounded
Just hanging on
The battle ahead
Already riding over the dead
I slapped my horse
And yelled "Faster."

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Now in full battle charge
I held the rank
Not to be divided
The cavalry united
Armour complete ready for the ride
Weapon by my side.

The GENERAL signaled to me
"Blow the bugle now!"
The fight was on.
My lips dry
My face bleeding
Just gave it more meaning.

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Written by Douglas W Bentley
(c) 2006

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/15/2014

well said

Reviewed by Berva Dawn (Reader) 1/31/2011
What a very thrilling write.
Left me with chills!

BDB
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 3/17/2010
Dear Douglas, no wonder this piece have thousands and thousands of hits. Every line makes me feel like i'm in the middle of the battle where brave men and women fight with selflessness and integrity. I'm glad I stumbled on this captivating piece. Peace and love in Christ.

Sheri
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/7/2009
A very dynamic post Douglas
Complete with the united nobility of principled integrities
closing with the adherence of dignity
Peace & Blessings
Vickie
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/16/2009
INTEGRITY - STANDING UP FOR WHAT ONE BELIEVES IN DESPITE THE COST...IT IS GOD GIVEN AND THE INSTANCES REQUIRING UP TO 'STAND' WILL GO ON UNTIL WE ARE SAFE IN HIS ARMS. BLESSINGS. THANKS FOR THE SHARE. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 8/28/2008
Fighting well even til the end. That is what good soldiers are for and what they do. I enjoyed this going into the battle poem.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 8/7/2006
Commitment to the cause, the warrior has no fear in the face of adversity. Such strength in your imagery Douglas. What a knight! Panda :)
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/6/2006
A grand snatshot of a moment in real life, or the minds eye of imagination. I enjoyed the spiritual aspects of this write also.

No one ever said we would slide into home base in good shape.

Kudos Poet ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/6/2006
Superb animated poetry DWB! You took us into battle with you except we don't have the wounds. Thanks for sharing! Kudo's!

Eileen
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/6/2006
The charge into battle...riding hard and the steed ,as fierce a soldier as the warrior....doing the bidding from the touch or yank of the reigns..moving as one in battle...awesome marriage caught with your pen. Exceptional action piece.
Susan
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