Alliance – Word of the Day pexels-photo-1246960.jpeg



Across the trench I see you readying to make a move,
the flares go up, a sure sign,
a prelude to a barrage,
the whoosh of shells and chatter of guns,
staccato, a painful beauty.
The shouting,
the frenzy,
down comes the wire,
the whites of their eyes,
that moment of surrender.
And, just as soon, comes the silence,
as before, so afterwards,
ordnance expended, tension eased.
Now we hold each other prisoner
the distance is closed,
an alliance begins,
in this tortuous war we call love,
where no one wins
and everyone loses together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under life, love, poetry, romance, war

16 responses to “Surrender

  1. ouch the trenches and love … 😦

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  2. Oh wow! I didn’t realise that you had already written something similar when I wrote my post yesterday. Love in the trenches, indeed. ☺️
    Love this.

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  3. Such a sweet surrender hehe. I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Wow this one is brutal but truth here too


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