Hanging in the Balance

War, a pain, a chaos

Heartache, pondering of death

Blood and panic swirling

Streaming officer advancing

One to cry, "Bayonets."

All I hear, a shout

Footsteps, scurrying to fight

Watch the rebel bleeding

Memories forever, victories

Off to the finished

Cry, a tear, a death

Companion, shattered on fields

Dying, for glory, freedom

Inquiring, Hancock, sorrowful

"God, no not everyone!"