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The Blue and Grey

©2015 by Jon Gutmacher
The Captain sat upon the ground
the battle finally ended
his friends around
they all were dead
and left his life suspended

Into the mist
of bloodied war
the blue and grey
were brothers
but fought against each other great
and left the land upended

Oh, what the battle?
blue and grey
where men are killed
some neighbors
Oh, what can anybody say
of cannons, guns and sabres?

Lee took his men
all brave and true
and thrust them on to battle
as Sherman reeled
and felt their rath
his cavalry disabled

And then the cannons came to bear
and threw their death, destruction
and cut the lives
of many men
who’s lives were now
asunder

“Hold the line!”
The major yelled
“Fix bayonets!” against them
they held positions high and low
as the onslaught came
thrust towards them

Not one man flinched
on either side
stood tall and fought the battle
and many fell
and many died
until the battle ended

There were no victors
on that field
too many lost amongst them
and men did bleed
and men did cry
slaughtered like
so many cattle

How many men
so brave and true
did give their lives
for grey or blue
and took a gun
or sabre, too
in the name
of
the blue
or grey?

The background image is a from a Civil War reenactment
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