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Little tin soldiers standing in a row
uniformly, each one standing there alone

We give them something good to die for
and they make it seem beautiful to live.

Tin, toy soldiers standing in a row
all together now, fallen to the floor.

Paint spattered ground
a toybox war.

Weren't you real?

The tin toy soldiers have been sent away
their metal is needed for the war.

We all make sacrifices.
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Writer
This reminds me of something I wrote a long time ago that was unfortunate and fell into ashes before it could burn bright with the eager, meaningful flame I had intended. I have it still, somewhere stirred in with the rest of the ashes of the ones that death consumed before it had any real chance of living.

I like your writing.
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RedWombat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
A bit crushing,
to succumb to this knowledge.

Toybox wars...
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