Another Christmas Morn (A Soldier's Toast)

Another Christmas Morn (A Soldier's Toast)

A Poem by Legion
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Something for all those that have come and gone and the lesson mankind never seems to learn.

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Another Christmas Morn

(A Soldier's Toast)

 

 

We find ourselves another day

'Neath Old Glory stained and torn,

But we still stand...the ghost of boys...

Scarred soldiers this Christmas morn.

So raise your canteens my comrades,

All you, my brothers in arms.

May the spirit of the season

Keep you well and safe from harm.

Lift those canteens up my brethren

Hold them high and hold them long.

This is a toast to those fallen

A moment for those now gone.

Celebrate the message, the gift,

Of this day a saviour was born

And understand we've learned nothing.

This is another Christmas mourned.

 

 

Legion

12Dec07


© 2011 Legion



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I can see why my "letters from the unforgiven" reminded you of this poem... the anguish every generation of combat soldiers must feel when they realize we are doing it again, sending young men and women off to die and be fractured for some ideal of peace that doesn't exist.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I can see why my "letters from the unforgiven" reminded you of this poem... the anguish every generation of combat soldiers must feel when they realize we are doing it again, sending young men and women off to die and be fractured for some ideal of peace that doesn't exist.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cheers! Wonderful poem. Thank you for serving us too!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice job. i like the double entendre of the title/ending. very well done - thanks for sharing it with me.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

War is NOT the answer ..never was never will be..
christmas morn/mourn.. great wordplay..
It really hits why war is pointless
Thanks for the PEACE reminder..
LeeLee



Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have the knack for writing war poetry my friend. You really help the reader visualise the scene and immerse into the feelings of the subject. Christmas seems to be historically synonymous with messages of peace in times of war, but unfortunately you are right- we have leatrned absolutely nothing throughout centuries of turmoil and futility. I must find out my own attempts at war poetry and seek out your suggestions as i think I could learn a lot from your perspective, great work again, spence

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Haha, it pained me to see the first reviewers take on this poem. Especially the part "We never toasted". That being besides the point, I found this poem deep felt and remarkably true to life. Very good. An A+ in my book.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think the first reviewer of this piece may have been taking it a bit too literally; I think it's clear that this piece is primarily an allegory, and that the message of peace (and how many different armies have been sent into the field for God and country?) remains a message too often unheeded. This is, in my view, very nice work.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, bravo! How did I miss this one? I know you said that you're not really looking for a review on this, but I had to at least let you know that I thought it was wonderful. Thanks for letting me know about the piece. As always, your work is superb.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, yes, I did enjoy that ... since the dawn of time, this must be a soldiers toast and hope. xxx

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Can't say that i understand it. Speaking about something and living it is two different things, i was once a soldier and believe me we never toast. We have many good times, but not one that we can celebrate and say thank God for our fallen soldiers. Your message is not clear, i suggest working on it some more and figure out what you are trying to say...
Thanks for the recomendation..
One!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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