A Soldier Without a War

Another from youngwritersproject… sometimes winter in Vermont feels exactly this.

Muscles strained,
Spine aching,
still marching
dutifully onward
a soldier without a war.

Shovel in hand,
he charges
forward,
forward toward
the icy walls
of snow
that confine him.

A triumphant battle cry erupts
from his mouth as,
steam bellows
with every hard fought breath.

He will escape
this prison of snow and ice
today and everyday
hence.

Until his jailor
retreats into spring.

He will charge
shovel in hand,
onward
a soldier without a war.

by amclark

http://youngwritersproject.org/node/73408

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One thought on “A Soldier Without a War

  1. Neil Richard says:

    Thumbs up Aaron….great job!

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