Comments : A Soldier's Frosty Field

  • 8 months ago

    by Scott Cole

    I love it awesome write....
    You keep rhyming like that I might lose my job....lol

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    Hey Ben,

    Really enjoyed this piece with its rhyme

    Nice one

    Michael :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Thank you, Michael and Scott

  • 8 months ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    This is beautifully written - again. I especially liked 'Each tear that fell upon the frost made crystals with the moon.' A stunning, evocative piece. Well done S. XXX

  • 8 months ago

    by Fredy

    Amazing work as always Ben. You painted a beautiful picture of a sad moment...

  • 8 months ago

    by Ren

    Breathtaking.
    Simply amazing, Ben!

  • 8 months ago

    by Poetess

    Glad this is nominated. I think you are by far one of the best rhyming poets I've read on here. The story is heartbreaking, but your word choice, imagery and flow are perfect. It's hard not to love your work! It's brilliant.

    - Liz

  • 8 months ago

    by Tony

    This rang on a personal note for me. Thank you

  • 8 months ago

    by Phil

    I see this is an old one and you know what I am glad you posted it because it's fantastic.. Well done fella

    • 8 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Phil, many thanks, good man. I hope you are well.

  • 8 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    The title of this was always gonna pull me in. I'm so glad it did.

    Fantastic write Ben. It paints a picture within my head and I think you have captured the emotions and headache of many very accurately.

    Regards

    Craig

    • 8 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Many thanks, Craig. All the best.

  • 8 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Another soulful piece with great emotion and imagery x

  • 8 months ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Great imagery and rhyme Ben!
    Put in my Favorites.

  • 8 months ago

    by Hope

    Beautiful poem.

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    Well done Ben on your winning poem :)

    Michael

  • 8 months ago

    by Ren

    Congrats on the win Ben! :)

    • 8 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Hope, Michael, Ren - many thanks.

  • 8 months ago

    by ddavidd

    The most thing that is the significance of your works, beside the mastery of the language, is the poetical intent. Congratulation on your winning dear Ben.

    • 8 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Frank. Your words are appreciated.

  • 8 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Very artistically penned...a well deserved win, Congrats!!

  • 7 months ago

    by Alec

    Painted a beautiful, if sad picture. Great write.
    ~Alec

  • 7 months ago

    by Em

    Ben, was going to say not sure if this is a repost then noticed the dates so I put 2 and 2 together aren't I clever haha.. I probably loved this first time round and love it even more so now.. your words are like music to my ears, beautiful symphonies and as you know rather moving. I shall split these up into fours lines just so you know.

    1/ The atmosphere is set well here and it's eerily excellent with fab imagery and descriptives.

    2/ More fab images and I love the word tawny to describe the owl, cool.

    3/ This is amazing and saddens me as it is a reminder that these soldiers fought and still fight tooth and nail for us and for what? To be killed far earlier than their time...

    4/ now, this is what I was talking about in my earlier comment, they fight and hard they fight..

    What a hell of story!!
    You killed me Ben, I'm an emotional wreck.

    Much love,
    Em

  • 6 months ago

    by Nicko

    As with most (all) of your poems that I have read, you construct such strong imagery that the reader is transported to within your poem. I like the way you conjure other aspects into your piece, the tawny owl for instance which adds width to the overall scene at the same time adding depth to the main theme. The rhyme and meter is excellent “Taken Far Too Soon” rhyming with moon a master stroke and pivotal within the poem. A sad topic and one that has happened to often. Your poem a fine epitaph…