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"THUNDER IN THE GROUND" by Tom Zart

Postby Tom Zart » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:40 am

"THUNDER IN THE GROUND"
by Tom Zart


Cannons are bellowing from a ridge far away.
The battle lines are forming and there?s little time to pray.
Musket balls are pelting like hailstones from the sky;
I'm so full of fear cause I don 't want to die.

From beyond yonder hill comes a terrifying sound,
It's the music of the buglers and there's thunder in the ground.
The fast-riding troopers have all drawn out their swords.
They 're shouting and screaming as they charge up the gorge.

It's hard to believe how many make it through;
As they're hacking and shooting at the boys dressed in blue.
Then come the soldier men who run upon their feet,
Every time I drop one, my heart skips a beat.

There's a storm on the ground made of death, dust and smoke.
My throat is so dry, I can 't help but choke.
The fury of the battle is bound to settle down,
When most of the fighters lie dead on the ground.

After dark, the stretcher-bearers are afraid to search around.
The wild hogs eat the wounded and I can 't stand the sound.
Come dawn, we dig ditches for all the brave, lifeless men.
Then quote words from our Bible praying heaven lets them in.


Tom Zart
Author of
Love, War And More
Published by
Publish America
2005 All Rights Reserved
Tom Zart
 

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