Daniel Oliveira

Fortify - Poem by Daniel Oliveira

Raising the black flag above
The sirens
Cold beauty stolen in the steel
The mist moistening
Frigid flesh exposed in all we left behind
Outside these walls
The bleeding cry out
We kneel, we bow reverence to the grim deceased
The willowing noise
Invading through the cracks in our defenses
Invasive, we choke by metal
Unsheathed in silence
Bantering our unholy glory
The winter rapture
Taking home the tainted flag
Our patriots
They mourn their deaths
Slowly we all do
We all decay
And pray
For our flag,

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 2, 2005

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