The God of Winners

13 Mar

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The God of Winners
by L. Stewart Marsden

“If God be on our side . . .”
the thought, the hope in every fight
in every war in every plight
on every land in every year
before the fear turns will to wish
and as the smoke-filled battlefields
yield up the count
and victors mount the highest hill
turn upward eyes in prayer
to thank the God who showed up there
and mowed down troops whose quests were wrong
but longed to see their victory led
although they died, although they bled
by the God of winners.

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4 Responses to “The God of Winners”

  1. Moontan March 14, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    “before the fear turns will to wish” Powerful. Beautiful. If that line is ever plagiarized from here, I assure you it wasn’t me. Anyway …Bravo!

    • skipmars March 14, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      That was a line I rewrote after the first draft. Thank you.

  2. Moontan March 14, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    p.s. The plagiarism comment was a complement. 🙂

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