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A Grim Battle: A sonnet about a grim battle between opposing armies
Posted by Douglas, Feb 1, 2009. 2901 views. ID = 2293

A Grim Battle

Posted by Douglas, Feb 1, 2009. 2901 views. ID = 2293
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It's probably easier to see how this idea came to me while reading Rhodes' The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
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The soldiers stood and stared across the line
At dreadful foes with guns and bayonets.
The ground below was strewn with hidden mines,
Yet bravely they attacked without regrets.
As day led on to twilight's gath'ring gloom,
Determined men fought o'er contested ground,
And eager Death led many to their doom
And corpses piled, a grim and grisly mound.
This tragedy of tanks and men and guns,
'Twas too abhorrent ever to discuss.
But when, at last, it all was said and done,
The battle's outcome was determined thus:
Though I was pleased to have obtained a seven,
My stupid little brother rolled eleven.

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