FRAIL, AND BITTER

They lay down their weapons
frail and bitter souls
for whom the bell tolls
standing proud
tears faliing like innocence
when most should repent
on how their time on earth was spent
weapons rusted, and old
resting on soil bloody, and cold
now obsolete
like names written in concrete
washed away by frustration
the aching pain of a nation
lost in a senseless war
where troops endure the errors
religious terror
while at home
their children play
momma cries he’ll be home one day
yet does she really know!
when it will be his time to go
memories sink deep like arthritis
as she gives the kids a goodnite kiss
they lay down their weapons
frail, and bitter souls
for whom the bell tolls

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IN MEMORY OF BY KEITH R. WILLIAMS

I’M VERY SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE AS YOU WILL SEE. A AIDS, HOMELESS, HUMAN RIGHTS,AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TRAPPED IN THEIR OWN BELIEFS THINKING THE WORLD ROTATES AROUND THEM, AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE IT DOESN’T

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  • MelanieSpeaks
    MelanieSpeaksabout 6 years ago

    Excellent Keith…and the image goes well…Melanie

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...about 6 years ago

    thanks Melanie much appreciated

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 6 years ago

    so much emotion Keith….will we ever see a time when we and they lay down weapons….2009? we can only hope.

  • one day shanina one day

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Greg Strehl
    Greg Strehlabout 6 years ago

    Keith… I don’t really like to say anything about someone else’s writing because I feel strange putting a title on someone’s emotion but as a veteran to this ignorant murder of innocence I appreciate what you shared, and thank you

  • this was written for men like you who protect this nation from senseless violence, and i should be thanking you

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerabout 6 years ago

    amen, great piece, very poignant…

  • thanks shadowdancer one love

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Cameron  Allen Lamond
    Cameron Allen...about 6 years ago

    Love the sentiment, Keith. Let’s bring them home before we carry them home. The world has its full share of tyrants and hate mongers. They have always been with us and always will be. However, you cannot fight an ideal. You cannot bomb someone into loving you. The U.S. alone has spent and is spending over $340 million dollars per day on the war in Iraq. Every day! Imagine if we spent that much on clean drinking water systems, food, education and basic shelter around the world. One love, indeed. Great stuff, Keith. I will keep my eye on you.

  • you are absolutely correct we need to focus on America and solve our problems at home

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...about 6 years ago

    Nice, sad piece Keith. One day maybe there will be no need to build any more memorials

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...about 6 years ago

    i hope so greg i hope so

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous words Keith…very true…have to lay down their weapons…does not make people heroes in heaven to kill…even in the name of wars :)

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...about 6 years ago

    very true cj

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