Charles J. Ingerson

FACING SURE DEATH

Charles J. Ingerson: Facing Sure Death
Photo ©Copyright 2012 by Charles J. Ingerson
Among the valiant souls
closest to the walls of fire
strewn by arrows and stones
brimming burning oils heat
scalding one and then more
death exploding all around
facing concrete pillboxes
artillery raining lasting death
none taking another breath
running from dogs as foxes
yet in winter’s ice bound
facing sure death sore
lingering afraid of defeat
bleached now their bones
recorded within the scrolls!