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Over the Top


05.31.11 Posted in today's words by

Bobbie Troy’s poem Your Repast was published in March as part of Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine. Always concise, Bobbie stretches when it comes to theme.

Over the Top*
By Bobbie Troy

over the top
at 7 am
for king and country
swallow your bile
fix bayonets
climb the ladders
on rotting feet

over the top
at 7 am
for king and country
charge into the guns
to search for glory
in the mud and swamp
of misplaced ideals

over the top
at 7 am
for king and country

*Author’s note: This was written after watching My Boy Jack, a Masterpiece Theater production based on the 1915 poem by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling wrote it after his beloved son John (called Jack) went missing in the Battle of Loos during WWI.



One Response to “Over the Top”

  1. Brava! This hits hard.