Poem Sortie

Poem Sortie



The forces of the enemy surround
Freedom of the besieged sounds
Escape through attack abounds
Fighting for freedom on blood grounds


Sortie after sortie
Dead man after dead man
The fighting ceased
Retreat for a while


An unnerving peace
Alive in hell
Courage to dwell
One way to home
Sortie again looms


At dawn, blood again haunts
Attacking the enemy
Paving the way to advance


Sorties for liberation
Victory and celebration
Sortie for peace
The triumphs increase




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Nassau, The Bahamas

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