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Guerrilla Soldier Salute

A.H. Mittelman

By Alex H Mittelman Published 21 days ago 1 min read
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I’m a guerrilla soldier, I must shoot the enemy dead, dead, dead.

I’m a guerrilla soldier, I must collect their head, head head.

I’m a guerrilla soldier, they don’t call me Fred, Fred, Fred.

Instead they gave me a number so I won’t be a deserter like those who fled, fled, fled.

When I shoot the enemy their blood runs red, red, red.

They told me our cause was justified, that’s what the government said, said, said.

They said the enemy was dangerous and we needed to kill them to be fed, fed, fed.

But the enemy leaders told them the same and added their soldiers would get fame, fame, fame.

They told us we’d be stars, even in the grave, grave, grave.

Today we saw each other and shot each other dead, dead, dead.

They sent us home in a box, box, box.

We thought we died with honor, but if everyone is dead, who really won the war, war, war?

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About the Creator

Alex H Mittelman

I love writing and just finished my first novel. Writing since I was nine. I’m on the autism spectrum but that doesn’t stop me! If you like my stories, click the heart, leave a comment. Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CQZVM6WJ

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  • Murali12 days ago

    "They said the enemy was dangerous and we needed to kill them to be fed, fed, fed. But the enemy leaders told them the same and added their soldiers would get fame, fame, fame." I likes these lines.

  • L.C. Schäfer20 days ago

    I love this, the echoes are really effective 😁

  • The Dani Writer20 days ago

    Goes for the jugular, this one! I was recently reading about 'Echo' poetry. I like how you constructed yours, Alex.

  • Your question at the end was a gut punch! Loved your poem so much!

  • I agree with "Well done" and "very, very, very good question"!😊💕

  • Gerard DiLeo21 days ago

    That's a very, very, very good question. Nice write!

  • Paul Stewart21 days ago

    Oh, this makes me sad and angry. Very pointed and very well-writte Alex. Well done!

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