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Poem: Couplet of War

The sound of horse hooves gallop across plains
As the boys with their trumpets play their refrains
In their gleaming metal armor polished bright
Charge rows and rows of the mounted knights
Forward on in martial order towards the rising sun
With spurs and cheers they bring the horses to a run
Lowering  swords and raising up shields
They head forward into the killing fields
The call of battle for god and kings
For country and the honor it brings
To rage and clash in noble pursuit with harsh cries
To fall to the fall back to earth where the body dies 
Locked in mortal combat with death or victory
Against those fighting to secure a place in history 
Where the only thing that matters is written
By those who ride out of the melee unsmitten
In the truth from the mouths and pen
Of the soldiers on that day who win

For experimental Sunday this week, I attempted a heroic couplet. While not in iambic pentameter, I hope it captures the spirit.

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