ORPHANS,WIDOWS AND CROW'S, a poem by Joseph Bednall, UK from VoicesNet.com



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Joseph Bednall, UK



The battle,was not long over,
the dead and dying lay all around,
grass once green,now a crimson red,
as blood seeped in the ground.

The victors were rejoicing,
with the vanquished in full retreat,
men fell down exhausted,
their blood lust now replete.

A herald, with his trumpet blaring,
lifted up his voice to sing,
"rejoice and be triumphant,
make way there for your King".

The throng stood back and then parted,
to make way for the King and his knights,
the King looked oe'r the carnage
and took in all the sounds and the sights.

He moved forward,to one of the fallen,
and said"losing you,is like losing a son,
the next worse thing,to a battle lost,
is that,of a battle won".

"I promise you now, my brethren,
in my eforts,I will not cease,
to push days like these,into history,
as we move forward,to a future of peace".

With these words,he now departed
and with him,his retinue goes,
leaving behind him the fallen,
the orphans, widows and crows.

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themlaCongratulation Joseph.What a wonderful verse!8/15/2010 11:12:28 PM
kuldeep sharmanice a good poem dear!!! i like it so much -king kuldeepIndia8/9/2010 10:16:49 AM
Melissa BuckleCongratulations on your well deserved win! Australia8/3/2010 7:35:32 AM
Deirdre ErasmusI can see why this is a winning poem - you can feel it when you read it!!!!South Africa8/1/2010 5:01:13 PM
Hita Kumarwow...very evocative :)India8/1/2010 12:49:56 PM
Elizabeth OlesenCongratulations, Joseph! This is a great depiction of war, of promises of false hope by the powerful over and against the bodies of the fallen, the victims. Denmark7/30/2010 2:39:47 AM
Dwayne RankinJoseph, a true depiction of the loss and carnage of war. If only all kings (or presidents/ rulers of today) would seek to stop and realise that war does not solve problems but rather violence only breeds more violence. Your poem here is a worthy winner. I thought that from when I first read this early on when you first posted it.. congratulations Joseph on this work of yours.USA7/26/2010 11:13:15 AM
Forest T. Jonescongratulations the title is stunningGod Knows7/24/2010 1:13:45 PM
Jacinta RamayahHow true, Joseph, what is left from a war is carnage. Winning one is a poor victory in the name of peace. Written with deep insight. Congratulations! You deserve this win.Malaysia7/22/2010 9:54:42 AM
Hilda N. PooThis is good quality work and congrats on your achievement. Please write more. This one especially is heart-felt. You have talent.South Africa7/22/2010 3:31:16 AM
Tola Adegbitegreat poem congrats Nigeria7/20/2010 9:53:34 AM
Srishti Dhawangood poem Joseph!! congrats..India7/20/2010 6:28:35 AM
Gail KayCongratulations Joseph on a wonderful poem.Australia7/20/2010 5:42:55 AM
JJ - voicesnetUnbelievable poetry!! Very Touching!USA7/17/2010 6:38:13 PM
Bruce Wayne GordonIncredible poem. Very impressive and enjoyable to read. Congratulations on the win.USA7/17/2010 4:06:31 PM
Marcia SchechingerCongratulations Joseph your poem is a wonderful adaptation of war, loss, and history although we do see the King's promise was not able to be fulfilled. With blundt bold strokes you have painted us a picture of war and the sadness of brother killing brother. Descriptive, insightful - this is a well deserved win. USA7/17/2010 8:28:01 AM
I read this poem earlier and so am not too surprised that it is a winner.. a great read and deep in it's thoughts put forth.. congratulations on winning Joseph. 7/17/2010 8:00:13 AM
mayukh mukhopadhyaythis one was really descriptive and had a deep insight....u really deserved 3 starsindia6/24/2010 5:40:20 AM
Joseph, this poem is so stirring, so descriptive of war and the bloodshed that goes with it.. Especially like the line "the next worce thing,k to a battle lost, is that, of a battle won". so much said in this line of the horrors of war.. very well done and congratulations on being a 3 star finalist.. very good indeed.6/8/2010 10:45:29 PM


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