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Rated: E · Poetry · War · #1619686
Sunset, A Fight, A Prayer
Another evening comes to Afghanistan.

Sun's rays brilliantly paint skies.
Under reds and maroons
Night slowly creeps down passes,
Settling into the valleys.
Eastward the Hindu Kush range
Throws off daylight, slips into black.

Another evening comes to Afghanistan.

Fire from a RPG screams through the air.
"Incoming! Incoming!" is bellowed.
Grenades explode in the night.
"Here comes another!
Take cover and stay down!"

Another evening comes to California.

"Please God, don't take my boy."
Reddened tear-filled eyes plead
Amid beseeching glances to heaven.
Yearning for a sign the mother prays.
Eerie silent evening falls,
Red skies over Pasadena.

Another evening comes to California.
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