Writings on Life, War, and Exploration

Posts from the ‘War Poems’ category

Odysseus

I check the tone of my voice to see If I’ve become a man, like Odysseus, If my gait stood strong like a Trojan horse, Deceptive,…

Annuals

I loved things that made my heart break, Like annuals that bathe in the sun, And withered away at the first frost, I peeked my head…

C130

Hurry up and wait, While she flies overhead; Our chariot to the promise land, Sand shocked, Tired eyes, Feather laughter conceals  Our eternity… Drink more water,…

Boots ApprovedĀ 

Boots approved, Like a scab once removed; A tank dances on pavement,  Click-clink Click-clink, A pirouette of massive grace, Click-clack Click-clack, Metal and asphalt, Commune in…

UndoneĀ 

How many men did he see, Come beaten down after a tussle with insanity, Who took refuge from love coming undone, And the unwebbing of tightly…

You and Me

A world taken by iron and eagles, With boys as young as 12, Could I have stomached the grit of sand and blood at Normandy? Or…