Poem -

TOY SOLDIERS

Long lines of toy soldiers
Marching straight and tall
Just arms and legs
WHAT?
WHAT?
No heads?
All heads left there on walls

All heads
Exchanged for helmets
All thought 
Traded for guns
All hope of life 
Exchanged for bombs
RUN
RUN
RUN
RUN
RUN

Long lines of no questions
Clockwork soldiers 
On the march
Orders boy!
Look sharp!
Be brave!
Be proud!
March on!
Walk tall!!

Smart young lads
In dress up clothes
Off to war and glory
But death awaits
All brave young lads
In
Same
Old
Bloody
Story

And who will mourn
The brave young boys
All sacrificed
Like
Plastic 
Toys

NOT THEM
NOT THEM
NOT THEM.
Marion Price(2020)

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A Lonely Journey

Hi Marionette, 
You're a terrific writer. You have such a great way of addressing your point so soundly with just the sparingly right use of words, and it's quite a skill. I wish I could write like that. I put in a million words for each thought. lol. (my last one was brutal. I got 3 million reads, 1 accidental 'like'(someone fell asleep and their nose hit enter when the cursor was on like), and, of course, a beautiful response from the ever awesome Cheerie, but that's it. Berrruuuutal! 

Great write. You're talented, lung yady! 

Matthew. 

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Marion Price

Oh have I missed one Mathew?? I'm going to try and catch up tonight in work...( don't tell). You are wrong you know, IV written many a rambling atrocity...but Matthew, your work always flows beautifully. ..it really does, never too many words my friend, there is a quiet beauty in all your work...truly...I will see you.later...hopefully 💕

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A Lonely Journey

Fortunately for you, you did, so be happy! lol. 
It's terrible, don't read it. Thank you for the wonderful words, though. 
I'm trying to write something amusing, but I have so much trouble finding amusement in life anymore, but I want to get it out of my head...like my brain(which is in a jar on my desk. I had it surgically removed as it was making my hats look bulbous. Oh well. 
Thanks Marionette! 
Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Luvit toy soldiers brilliant imagination luv xxx

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Marion Price

Thanks love...catch up with yours later also 💕

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Jill Tait

Xxx iv done 2 this morn n lol
just gonna add another couple haha on a roll today xxx❤️💕❤️

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Marion Price

I will catch up later...( In work😁) hopefully...take care love 💖

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Jill Tait

Awww luv don’t do too much :) ❤️❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Marion...Oh that hits the heart with brutality!  Great awareness write...Those toy soldiers mimic the real devastation of war and death...all disguised in play.  So tragic.  Great theme and poignant write.  xo Love n Hugs

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Marion Price

Thankyou Cherie, so glad you 'felt' it...both my children are ex army and it hits me sometimes how life could easily have been very different now ...we are a blessed family  so many others are not ...hugs 💕

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