A Soldier’s Good-Bye

Be honest folks, this is true poetry in word and vision. (Military folk aren’t machines)

Momentary Lapse Of Sanity

I could hear the weeping willows bellowing

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The look of terror in people’s eyes

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Seemed as stormy as the winter sky .

Gear was packed with clothes, boots, hats…

Shots were administered,

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And M-16’s and body bags were issued for every every soldier going abroad .

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Good-byes were said to family and friends

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And many tears were bled,

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A sick and hideous thought lurked in the back of everyone’s mind—

What will this person going away look like dead?

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Planes were boarded with soldiers gear and all.

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Engines roared signaling preparation for takeoff

Which gave everyone on board a chance to look back at their loved ones

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And seeing that last tear fall from their eye

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Turning around and facing forward the plane began to roll away and there was no looking back!

As the planes were beginning to ascend

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Many broken hearted and fearful soldiers broke down and cried.

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2 thoughts on “A Soldier’s Good-Bye

    • It is indeed a beautifully constructed montage reminding us of the humanity.
      Yep, we’re all here, ‘poddling’ along; my wife is working on bringing together 30 of her poems to submit into a competition with the winner having a booklet of those poems produced free of charges under the poetry outlet’s name. All exciting!

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