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    Use These Words Contest Winner 
 Category:  Horror and Thriller Poetry
  Posted: October 11, 2017      Views: 217

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I spent my earlier years on a farm in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Graduated from High School in 1975, and from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville in 1979. Entered the U. S. Air Force in 1979 with a goal of becoming a "Joint Services Speci - more...

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Elite Commandos fight and die in Iraq.
"Fire, Rain and Bloodstains!" by junglefighter
Fire, Rain and Bloodstains!

"To My Elite Friends"

We bellow--then forge the fire in the pits of hell!
Our blood ran red on the sand,
we stumbled, then fell.

Thank God for sending the rain and washing the
stains-- from the uniforms we
 wore so well.

"Hurrah!"  I yelled--and we fought like hell,
then when the steam and smoke
had cleared away,

We crawled among the body parts, with heavy
hearts--sang a sad song, then
fought another day.


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The challenge is to write a poem that includes the words provided. Your poem can be of any type.

The words:

rain - steam - bellow - song
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Author Notes
To my Elite friends, who fought (some died) in the Folds of Ole Glory in Iraq. May their memory remain etched in our hearts. "Hurrah and Semper Fidelis!" This one's for Mark. A "Salute," gurkhakukri for the Artwork!
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