Blood Red Snow


Shiloh

Now tinged with blood
White petals fall
Such rosy coloured hue
As silently
They spiral down
Amid a sky pale blue

Through Tillmans Creek
They floated by
As souls forever lost
While soldiers asked
"Whats going on?
Oh why this mortal cost?"

The peach is sweet
Her blossom white
As virgin as can be
Yet Shiloh blood
Did stain her face
That day in history

Yes men did die
Beneath her coat
That carpet now pale red
No beauty here
For you to see
Just lonely men soon dead

This field so green
Now turned to mud
Beneath a blood red snow
Where men once young
And men once old
No more will ever go.

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