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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · War · #2086292
A dedication to all who died at the invasion of the beaches of Normandy, June 6th,1944.
The Water Ran Red

Boom Boom Boom,
Barked the batteries as the hot projectiles zoomed.
Slamming into the beaches, causing violent plumes.
The first soldiers went in, suffering their doom.
The distant shoreline sadly became their tomb.

Bang Bang Bang,
Said the machine gun as it sang.
The craft dropped its door, and out ran the gang.
They crawled in the sand until the enemy sprang.
The men pulled out their Tommy's, and they rang.

Chatter Chatter Chatter,
Bombs and bullets flew by with a clatter
Breaking all things around, making them seem much flatter.
The bodies flew apart with a splatter.
Their blood reigned down upon the Brave, who climbed ladders.

Die Die Die,
The Troops poured in with their nation's battle cry.
The medics comforted the dying as the wounded sighed.
No longer could their enemy's General deny.
Hero's had to fight the battles of their lives.

Boom boom boom,
They battled over a series of rooms.
The space was ripe with gaseous fumes.
In the air, a sickening cloud looms.
It was like the flower of death was in bloom.

Bang bang bang,
A forty five went off with a clang.
An enemy fell from the overhang.
The snipers body fell like a boomerang.
While victors shouted obscenity's in slang.

Chatter Chatter Chatter,
The Officers faces could not look any sadder.
As they stood there, bruised battered.
They wondered if all they had done really mattered.
The wounded, no longer held their bladders.

Die Die Die,
A priest had to come in and cover their eyes.
Constantly the clergy moved, trying not to cry.
Over the shorelines, the spitfire's would fly.
The water was the hue of a sunset in the sky.


Thank you to all the brave men and women who lived and died in the D-Day battles of Normandy. May your sacrifices never be forgotten.
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