Fallen Angels

by Jenni Marie   May 31, 2007

The sky is grey, clouds are black
Smoke billows across bloodstained ground
Desperate screams can be heard for miles
Tears trickle down my face, still I make no sound

A sense of helplessness all around
Thick aroma of blood in the air
People lie fatally injured on the ground
Blood and sweat have matted my hair

Explosions continue to erupt
More heroes silently fall
Once they stood strong and proud
Now there's barely nothing left at all

Gunshots ring loud and clear
Surrounded by enemy's fire
This morning we were safe and laughing
Now we're in a situation so dire

Eyes dart rapidly in every direction
Trying to make sense of this horror
Fear is slowly crushing my soul
Wondering if I'll be here tomorrow

So many lives have been lost
More families lose someone they love
So many champions and heroes
Being claimed from up above

There's not many left standing
Everyone is in a world of pain
How can some people be so cruel
To treat life as some kind of game?

More screams can be heard
As people are separated from limbs
Now I can feel overwhelming terror
Gripping me from within

Suddenly pain rips through me
As I land hard on the ground
Screams die inside my throat
Not making a single sound

So many fighting for honour and freedom
Blood on each and every face
So many fallen angels lie dying
So many lives just a waste


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  • 5 years ago

    by CarnivorousCoffin

    Honestly, this poem makes me wanna cry because of how true it is. War isn't funny and lost of innocent lives are taken every single day because of it. This isn't what God wanted...No it's not at all. I just hope that when the bad guys die, they understand their crimes...R.I.P to the heroes and angels who have died. May God bless your souls.

  • 10 years ago

    by silvertung69

    I wonde how close your soul has been
    to what your eyes have seen.
    thank you.

  • 10 years ago

    by Choose xX Alex Xx Life

    When I read this I think about the Iraq war and think about all the innocent people who have been slaughtered and murdered. It is real eye opener of a poem and really conveys sorrow and loss well xxx alex xxx

  • 10 years ago

    by Gizmo

    Very good

  • 10 years ago

    by Wings Of Flames

    This poem felt slightly cliche to me which ruined the sad, raw and distraught feel you may have been trying to accomplish.
    Your rhyme and rhythm was well thought out but maybe you need to higher your vocabulary to pull off such a sad poem.

    keep writing kiddo you have potential to be something we only dream to be.

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