Treasure Island

Beth Caro


Battlefield


We are standing in the battlefield of our broken family,
No one is mourning the dead
Each soldier had gripped their gun angrily
And watched as their kindred bled
Each bullet shot would hit the heart
Killing its love and birthing stone
The soldiers hatred would impart
Until a stone heart became their own

One by one the soldiers fell
Only the strongest remained
The souls of the guilty were claimed by hell
To be forever lost and in darkness contained

As the sun rises and the battle slows
We head to the trenches and wait for command
We look to our captain but already know
The family had surrendered under every demand

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Beth Caro's Other Poems


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem about my parents divorce. It was very difficult on me and my siblings. My father had been abusive, there was a lot of bad blood but after years of fighting and trying to make our family work it seemed that everyone just gave up and went their separate ways. We never really were a family again

Comments about this poem (Battlefield by Beth Caro )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Let the fire, gajanan mishra
  2. I Hear Her Singing, Chris Schleier, Jr.
  3. New Déjà Vu, Maharishi Deja Vu
  4. The Autumn Divine, Chris Schleier, Jr.
  5. The Binding, Chris Schleier, Jr.
  6. Free From Sin, Juliana Oludeyi
  7. Ancient mythologies and Verses Holy, Md. Asadullah
  8. The Phoenix, Maharishi Deja Vu
  9. Terror, Md. Asadullah
  10. Take Your Logic, Lawrence S. Pertillar

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]