War and Music

Nuclear Brand ~ Philip Brent

Nuclear Brand ~ Philip Brent

The held breath
Anticipated moment
Awaiting
Fall of the baton
Order to attack
The battle begun
Enemy engaged
Black notes
Nebulous faces
Hours of practice, drill
Engraving response
Into your body
Your mind, being
Carving moments
Movements
Into your soul

Send up a prayer
To a higher power
Universal spirit
Favored deity
To watch over you
Guide your hand
Never allow to fail
Your courage
Memory, as you
Await your moment
Commence, engage
Lead the charge
Naked, alone
Terrified, yet resolute
Task hardened
Trained to triumph

Still, the moment prior
Silent moments past
Sacrificed to the fray
Outcome friable
Frangible, fraught
Every wish, hope
Grace notes balanced on
The verge of victory
Purgatory’s precipice
Destiny composed
In the space between
Forgotten dreams
Eternity’s secret, and
Expression of our desire
Inglorious war ad infinitum
Glorious music in perpetuum

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