Charles J. Ingerson

FOOT BY FOOT

Charles J. Ingerson: Foot By Foot
Photo ©Copyright 2012 by Charles J. Ingerson
Never much progress seen
razor wire and land mines
ditches and trenches dug
machine gun fire overhead
inching through the muck
till foot by foot, yard by yard
overcoming adversaries all
retreating not into the day
but striving always forward
pushing ahead inch by inch
freedom’s terrible sacrifice
unseen through eyes blind
feelings unable to feel
wherein thought entitled
to freedom’s blood for them!