The Commander by Michael Waite

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If the battlefield is empty and the ground is red,
The remains of my men are lying dead,
I stand and stare at the battle lost without a care,
The enemy resides in a bunker watching my stare of defeat,
without a whisper they plan their retreat,
to a land where they grew up and walked with the soft steps of their feet,
and one day soon, in morning and night,
they’ll remember their enemy and the day they had to fight,
for “only the dead have seen the end of war”,
and one day soon well fight another battle maybe two maybe more.


Michael Waite was born to Richard and Alicia Waite on November 22, 1973, in Northridge, California. He was educated at San Diego Community College and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Legal Studies.His pursuit in life is to live a rich and content life free from the chains of his own thoughts. His inspirations in writing are Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, John Steinbeck, and Edgar Allan Poe. His beliefs are that this universe has an ultimate order and sequence and someone put these elements in to play. Hopefully one day he can meet this individual.

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