Melanie C. Campos ~ MahTame

MY BROTHERS, DO NOT WEEP

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: November 21, 2007
Awarded: November 21, 2007
Along the path of silence deep
lay many fallen warriors in death
killed in senseless acts of war
remembering their final breath

Fading heart beats in the drum
leaving thy soul upon the ground
those warriors are my brothers
yearning for comfort all around

Fighting for country, for home
pained heart mourning in action
as the enemy is being attacked
keep free from tears’ distraction

Warriors, my brothers do not weep
for death was neither in vain nor lost
dignity continues to rule within
no matter what of the war’s cost

Submitted for the November 2007 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Yearn