ODE TO A FALLEN SOLDIER

THERE HE LIES;
DEATH IN HIS EYES.
THE LIGHT OF LIFE GONE,
TOO SOON, SO QUICKLY,
  GONE.
HE WILL NEVER KNOW...
VICTORY WE SHALL SEE,
CHILDREN HE SIRED YET UNBORN.
A FREE PEOPLE FOR WHICH HE DIED,
  GONE.
HIS HANDSOME COLOR FADED;
DEATH'S PALL STIFFENING LIMBS,
MOUTH SHUT RIGIDLY AGAINST PAIN.
THE SMALL SHELL FRAGMENT JUTTING...
FROM WITHIN HIS BRAIN.
  GONE.
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Submitted on April 02, 2018

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