Jim Sularz

Rookie (December - 1949 / Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The Parapet


© 2013 (By Jim Sularz)


Let me muse a bit,

below the parapet.

And bask awhile,

in the sun and grit.

That I should kill,

or be killed instead?

Come my battle cry...

'Fix bayonets! '


... Dare I charge headlong,

beyond this pit?

Through War's slaughterhouse,

past the blood and spit.

Do as I'm told,

without regret?

As I plunge over...

my epitaph.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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(Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WW1)
1914-1918

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