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A Battle
by Jon Michael Willey

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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America's first civil war.

No roar from the cannons is heard

Muskets have ceased their rattle

The cacophony of battle's language

Relenting to somber repose

Munitions all spent

Their mission to wage war completed

Brave men, soldiers all

Strewn in horrendous disarray

Upon this field of furious engagement

Their final agony fixed upon their twisted faces

In death's grip lie

Their lives depleted

To none will new breath be meted out

What prize led them to this place

Where destiny's grip awaited

Freedom's voice, the sacred rights of men everywhere

Demanded response

Bloody conflicts ensued

To oppression's dastardly refrain

To secure certain inalienable rights

Row upon valiant row in open display

Humanity on caissons in processions too long

Clothed in uniforms of blue or gray

Fathers, sons and brothers, future duties unfulfilled

Glory found in this now hallowed ground

Historie's laments unable to contemplate

Why for so many, it was so late

Fredericksburg, you, that were Hell sent









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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/27/2008
It was a hell of a time. My great great grandfather, Nelson Hull set out for war from Wisconsin south. Fortunately, he was a blacksmith and survived, along with all of his brothers.

Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 4/26/2008
Well-written, I agree with ET Waldron... we need to find options to war. War is never beautiful.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/25/2008
Yes. And so many more battlefields are brought to mind by your words, Jon. How sad it is that we have not evolved in this area and that it is destroying our world. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/23/2008
"What prize led them to this place" is hitting it close. "Hell sent" at the end is an accuracy! But, every war is hell sent I suppose. Really flavorful e.g. authentic atmosphere in your choice of words.
Reviewed by Janice Beaty Hamilton 4/23/2008
Very well penned, my friend; I enjoyed reading... so sad that we humans, with such astute technological intelligence, cannot find a better way to quell disagreements... at the end of the day, so many brave souls lost... Blessings, Janice
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 4/23/2008
A most honorable, descriptive poem, Jon! You brought us to the very depths of the 7 Day Battle, the heartbreaks of Fredericksburg, with compassion. "O, I look at thee with confussion, you brothers and sons co-mingled in colors of Blue and Grey; you fathers and husbands of bravery, I cover you with pride." (not anyone's quote, just my thoughts). A trememdously poetic take on our history past...well done, friend...well done.
Blessings and Appreciation ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/23/2008
words that pierce right through me,, Excellent Jon,,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/22/2008
Superbly written! What gets to me Jon is why in all these years has humanity learned nothing when it comes to war. We are always engaged in one,yet we have brilliant inventors of incredible technology,but no one puts their mind on how to govern without wars. Tis a puzzlement!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/22/2008
I agree with Deborah.
It's always worth it to stop at your place here.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/22/2008
Amazing how hard we fought for freedom's sake and how much so many willingly gave up. Makes me wonder if we would ever have the fortitude to fight so hard and give up so much as willingly....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/22/2008
A well thought provoking tribute to those that lost their lives that day. We should never take for granted our Liberties. Well Done, Deborah
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