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    Eulogy To A Lost Cause.

    ©-MFB III-1972

    I watched a young man die,
    and saw his pain filled eyes

    widen with such sad "Whys?"
    reflecting upward through
    those final moments spent
    from flesh and bullets bent.

    All of his would of beens
    leaked from the corners of
    his tear stained, anguished slits.
    where Blood and saline mixed
    fatal elixirs dripped
    life passed in rivulets
    over his stubbled cheeks...
    I stood and pondered it.

    If every soul could see,
    the cost of victory,
    up close and personally,
    then war might never be,
    the stench of death... it's pain,
    the rot of what remains,
    infused in every brain,
    might bid all men refrain,
    from acts so inhumane.

    His hands they fluttered like
    the wings of moths that strike
    the edge of burning lights,
    then kiss the blackness of
    death's cruel surprise.

    His legs moved over fields
    that he would never grace
    restless to rise and race
    far from the great beyond,
    all hope drained from his face,
    then he was gone.

    If every soul could see,
    the cost of victory,
    up close and personally,
    then war might never be,
    the stench of death... it's pain,
    the rot of what remains,
    infused in every brain,
    might bid all men refrain,
    from acts so inhumane.

    I closed his eyes and left...
    him lie there near that trail
    within dense jungle growth,
    His shattered flesh so pale,
    now just an empty shell...

    Perhaps he lies there still,
    his jaw agape in awe,
    at what will never be,
    his dreams eternally.

    Small chunks of lead remain,
    amidst bones buried deep,
    within what jungles keep.
    The temple of his flesh
    so loved by distant kin
    felled by a useless cause
    into oblivion.


    ArtWhimsically Yours Studio
    MFB III Productions

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