Susan Lacovara

Gold Star - 8,640 Points (1963 / New York)

The Taking Of Another Hill - Poem by Susan Lacovara

Much the same, I get my orders
For the taking of another hill
Break down the tents
Pack up the supplies
Strap on a heavily armed backpack
And start the impossible climb

I am a soldier
Not of a country
But of a cause...
Of a course...

Locked and loaded
My only true weapon is my will
My wish not to be defeated
My stubborn refusal to surrender

An unseen enemy one fears most
Present yourself that I might challenge you
Strong and with self preservation
I can defeat your angry charge

The taking of another hill
Boots planted as the ground muddies
I am not on familiar turf, this time,
But shall not retreat without a proper fight

I can be my own hero
The taking of another hill

Topic(s) of this poem: illness

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(04/03/15) To have one's health is the surest way for the taking of another hill. I push on.

Comments about The Taking Of Another Hill by Susan Lacovara

  • Sekharan Pookkat (4/16/2015 7:56:00 PM)

    One's will and determination will surely succeed - good penning- Be a soldier who retreats not for a noble cause (Report) Reply

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  • Sekharan Pookkat (4/16/2015 7:54:00 PM)

    One's will and determination will surely succeed - good penning (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015

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