Oh my god! Totally cool!!!! I yet again must say that I love your poetry. They really make me feel all the pain and troubles of war. Please write more fantastic poems.
Author's Response: Again, thank you so much! Reviews like this really do make your day. (Quadruple exclamation mark, yay!!!!) I am trying to write more poetry, and possibly a longer story but it just isn't working at the moment. I'll keep trying . . Thanks again!
This is the time of day where I slap my forehead and exclaim, “Silly Fei! Trix are for Hobbits!” Uh…sorry about that; that was very random of me…
Thank you for explaining the trenches. I knew what there were I just didn’t know what they were called.
Author's Response: It's ok. Thanks again for reviewing. If you liked this poem, I've written a few more, you can have a look at them if you want to!
Okay, why do I have a sudden urge to write a poem now? I am terrible at writing poems. Oh well, guess that is what happens when I read a poem that is utterly beautiful and well written. Great job. Fogive me for asking, but what is/are "the trenches"?
Author's Response: Thanks for reading, Iím really glad you enjoyed it. Thatís always good to know! During World War 1, the soldiers lived and fought in trenches in France. These were like very long holes in the ground (terrible description, but I canít think of how else to put it!) and were often in very poor condition. You can still visit them if you go to France or Belgium, I think. I went last year and it was so moving I had to write about it. Thanks for reviewing!
That was truely amazing. IT ACTUALLY MADE ME CRY.
Excellent. You captured the essence of war perfectly. Pat on the back for you!
Author's Response: Thank you, Antis. Very kind. Looking forward to seeing some of your work by the way . . . (Gandalf and your sons?)
Powerful and moving with very well structured stanzas; well done! i especially liked "this metal bringer of death i carry" it shows such bitterness of the soldier; you capture moods of characters very well indeed.
Author's Response: Thank you Calad. Reviews are always appreciated and hopefully more work is coming soon!
I only had to charge the enemy once and the fields and paddies of Vietnam bore no resemblance to the terrain of Verdun. Yet, when a soldier advances under fire, his mind sometimes goes numb and a sense of euphoria takes over. In this case, the last two lines of your poem are quite appropriate. There weren't any heroics on my part. I was simply high on adrenaline. It was the other guy who could die, not me. Such is the exhuberance of youth when war is mistaken for adventure.
I've written two stories on the rangers of Ithilien that you might find of interest. Please observe age restrictions on the others.
Author's Response: Again, thanks for your response. It's encouraging to know that someone who has actually experienced war could relate to my poems. I'll be sure to read your work too.