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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 11, 2019      Views: 118

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MARK VALENTINE 
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"Whispers of War" by Mark Valentine

They followed me home from the war
Stowaways in my duffel bag, respecting no discharge papers
They also have their orders
Invisible yet impenetrable they lay siege to my soul
Granting no entrance to peace
Waiting for their signal
I am alone in the dark, interminable, night and I can hear their whispers:
 
“Memento semper”
 
No wind blows, no leaf rustles, no owl hoots
No sound, save those faint whispers
Those terrifying whispers
I know what I did and so I sit and wait
Wondering what scream will break the silence

 

FREE VERSE! writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Compose a FREE VERSE poem on the subject of MEMORIES.
Your poem must contain a MINIMUM of 8 lines--no limit on MAXIMUM.
POETRY ONLY--no structured form such as haiku, sonnet, etc.
***You may use 1 picture of your choice--NO animated images or words in picture.
***Author notes are acceptable.
***Your title and Dedication~~ IF you choose~~ MAY be included above text of poem (in the body of your poem).
***You may use ONLY I color font and ONLY I color background.
***Do NOT write a tribute to any member of FanStory past or present (no names or hints of identity).
***NO, NADA, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT
No animation, no 'memes' with picture, no music or videos.

***A MINIMUM OF FIVE ENTRIES REQUIRED BEFORE VOTING BEGINS.

Author Notes
"Memento semper" is Latin for "always remember"
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