"Christmas Truce"

By Kt   

The silence and stillness of the dark wood.
Sounds of war cease, and humming of hymns begins.
Enemy became human where a lighted tree stood.

Toy guns replaced with real ones, a stolen boyhood.
Scars from blisters and worn-out moleskins.
The silence and stillness of the dark wood.

Hopes and dreams of rest and peace became falsehood.
Reality and imagination a story spins.
Enemy became human where lighted tree stood.

Knowing never returning a likelihood,
They knelt and repented of their sins.
The silence and stillness of the dark wood.

Those who were once strangers, now a brotherhood.
They shoved past the loses and savored the wins.
Enemy became human where a lighted tree stood.

“Kill the enemy,” they understood,
But could not do when ‘neath the colors they were twins.
The silence and stillness of the dark wood.
Enemy became human where a lighted tree stood.

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My poem is set in the woods on at Christmas time. It pictures an "enemy" soldier near a Christmas tree and it makes you realize that just because they are you're enemy, they are still human, and they are fighting battles for their country the same as you.