The Legion of Tragic Heroes Marches

By RhymeBound

(a tribute to the lost, the losing and the lasting)

we're a legion of the hopeless
outcasts of society.
freaks and losers, daft and clueless,
void of all propriety.

we shall march against all odds.
march along our dire straits.
curse all devils and all gods.
march however straight the gates.

every step is a transgression,
every breath we draw is vain,
every heartbeat a concession
to our ever endless pain.

many stand against us fast,
wish us to both fail and fall,
mock us that we will not last,
have us on our knees and crawl.

truth we know some of them speak.
we're aware we're doomed to fail,
weary, worn down, waning, weak,
fickle fools, forlorn and frail.

in no book our tale belongs.
all our efforts are for naught.
sung about us are no songs.
lost will all be we have wrought.

we are heroes soon forgotten.
flesh made mirthless tragedies;
faithless, fateless, misbegotten,
incarnated maladies.

but each of us in their own manner
head held high their burden bears.
high we hold our tattered banner,
rally neath our flag in tears.

we abide by oaths unspoken
to ourselves is whom we swore
and our will cannot be broken
for what's dust can break no more.

so we march, our souls a-bleeding,
even though all hope ran dry.
we're not heroes for succeeding.
we are heroes 'cause we try.

~ RhymeBound

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© 2006 RhymeBound
Published on Sunday, December 17, 2006.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"
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  • osculum infame On Friday, September 3, 2010, osculum infame (132)By person wrote:

    I'm sure at the time you wrote this you hadn't the faintest idea what these words could mean to different people..."every step is a transgression.every breath we draw is vain.every heartbeat a concession to our ever endless pain"...powerful!

  • Phalanx On Tuesday, November 3, 2009, Phalanx (718)By person wrote:

    That's a hell of a way of looking at things. Hat's off to you, this reminds us of a strength we all posses and cling to. Our honor and dignity are all we have and if we're lucky we leave with that and a few memories. Truly something of sterner stuff, bravo.

  • A former member wrote: absollutely a outcasted poem for thought it is reflective in a way it would seem good job

  • A former member wrote: Excellent beat man! when something sounds this good I'll believe anything its telling me :)

  • torn_beauty On Saturday, February 24, 2007, torn_beauty (80)By person wrote:

    beautifully done. bravo on another unsuprising masterpiece.

  • A former member wrote: *shakes head* You're too good, you need to stop. +tpu+

  • A former member wrote: i definately loved the last two stanzas. =]

  • Daughter_Of_The_Moon On Thursday, February 8, 2007, Daughter_Of_The_Moon (114)By person wrote:

    Beautifully written for a great many people who I hope all get to read. I second Loki, this is a Fav. -Heather-

  • A former member wrote: Excellent flow through out the whole poem. I love your form of poetry and always have. ][ ][

  • ShardsofSilence On Tuesday, December 19, 2006, ShardsofSilence (226)By person wrote:

    Well written :) with brilliant imagery. I'm really loving the last two stanzas. An astounding tribute indeed

  • Aunty Depressant On Monday, December 18, 2006, Aunty Depressant (436)By person wrote:

    Not too sure what to say, that we are a trudging disease? This surely made my day, you know how to please:)

  • carlosjackal On Monday, December 18, 2006, carlosjackal (2579)By person wrote:

    What a return! This is nigh on perfect and those last 2 lines were killer.

  • jack paper On Monday, December 18, 2006, jack paper (126)By person wrote:

    i can almost hear the drums... thank you Rhyme.

  • LOKI On Sunday, December 17, 2006, LOKI (175)By person wrote:

    Man this was awsome.Loved the flow.The power of your words.Their meaning.This is going to me favs

  • Step_20 On Sunday, December 17, 2006, Step_20 (25)By person wrote:

    Truely the anthem of our generation! You captured us perfectly and with excellent style!

  • Mylissa On Sunday, December 17, 2006, Mylissa (852)By person wrote:

    This is such a wonderful, powerful piece of work. I feel such strength in it. Great write.

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