Black Poetry : The Resolute

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  1. BioRhythm

    BioRhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Resolute
    ~ Dedicated to all the Marines on the West Coast

    I wake to the sound of yelling Kill Hats
    And fearful youths,
    Pain etched across their youthful faces
    Their terror equal despite their races.

    Months spent in complete terror,
    Wondering,
    Undecided, if it was in error.

    The rest of our lives we commit,
    As of yet untrue,
    Though we live our lives for the moment.
    As fear consumes everything,
    For we are yet new, uncouth.

    Our days consist of fistfights;
    Of yelling contests, galore
    Though all of my new bunkmates
    In my squadbay I detest,
    I abhor.

    Slowly will becomes weak
    And betwixt duty and love hearts are torn,
    Yet with resolve we carry on,
    Hearts holding bitter scorn.

    Yet as the hours turn into days, then weeks
    We all learn alone we are weak
    As together we become,
    All become single
    All become one.

    So as we all labor,
    And with strain ourselves we test,
    Respect for each one grows,
    As we all do our best.

    And as the fear comes to an end,
    Arrives realization that this was only a test of time,
    All fear and pain contained within frightened minds.

    So arrives the day; we have all survived,
    When finally, we can display our pride.
    Our pride upon our chests,
    And upon our covers glisten,
    As we begin our futures,
    Though our parents eyes may glisten

    Step by weary step;
    Hike by tiresome hike,
    We fought to this day,
    Just to hear the announcer say,
    “To our newest Marines,
    Semper Fidelis,”
    As we headed our differing ways.
    Separated throughout the western states,
    Though Marines we all stay.
     
  2. sherlita~

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    solid piece,continue shinning!
     
  3. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi BioRhythm
    Thank you for posting
    your poem
    I felt the fears, the heart
    the determination
    and the bonding
    of the Men and Women
    in your poetry
    in a special way
    i am touch by your flow

    Peace to you
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well scribed tyte joint ya pen on fire