Fiery Slumber R.I.P.

by debbylyn   Feb 1, 2007

The seventh of December
In Nineteen Forty-one
Grey wings o'er the horizon
From East the Rising Sun
While Paradise did slumber
They struck our shining Pearl
Brave souls taken unaware
As evil stole the world

Across the sea an ashen dawn
As Death controlled the land
Burning flesh, raining bombs
Sick minds and tortuous hands
God's chosen soon were numbered
Interred and then entombed
Their cries unheard in heaven
By fire they were consumed

From Midway to Wake Island
To Iwo Jima's shores
Bloody beach of Normandy
The Evil Empire roared
But righteousness and courage
Soon cast away the shroud
Ending terror's bloody reign
With deadly mushroom clouds

Auschwitz, Bergen-Belzen
Six million souls lament
Lessons from survivors
Lest we ever should forget
In infamy it lingers
Arizona's final sleep
In foreign lands the crosses stand
Forever rest in peace


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  • 12 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Now this was amazing. I found it both original and unique in concept, and the words were written with such beauty and elegance. the imagery you portrayed in this was beautifully captured. there were one or two lines were i thought the flow could be better, but apart from that, beautiful work on this.

  • 13 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    This is so so effectively written, though i guess u mentioned abt Pearl Habour...i m not sure abt the places...but i really loved the selection of words and the wya u presented the whole incident. U r really a very talented poet.

    all the best and take care

  • 13 years ago

    by Liz

    I don't even know how to comment your poems. This was just so amazing. I wish I could say more than that. A trully inspiring write. 5/5.

    -` Liz

  • 13 years ago

    by Corinne

    A very well crafted poem

  • 13 years ago

    by KemistryKia

    Very moving