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Battlefield Blues

seconds before what was blurs
crashing waves sinking my lost smile
penny whistle and guitar fluttered
above your sweet memory
inside shrunken heads
amid tightly woven mouths
rain fell for days
all I had left was an old war bugle
I heard it proper once
rain hides my tears
sonny said it belonged to his dad
sound carried all the way
to the enemy camp at nightfall
penny whistle and guitar fluttered
above your sweet memory
maybe home won't go away
the rain fell for days

                    the rain fell

                              for days

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:00:00 PM
    War breeds no good offspring! You got it wrapped up nicely.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Hi Jim...war is so ugly and costly in every way. No one can tell me they see a good side to war because I wouldn't agree. Now on the other hand, while in such a place thinking of home will seem like heaven. deep expressions. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 10:26:00 PM
    Yes like it the way you ended the poem...much enjoyed!!!

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 2:58:00 PM
    We all must leave before like Dorothy we realize there is no place like home. Good one jimbo. Light & love

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Sad one about love loss..Enjoyed the emotive, expressive and descriptive work..Thanks for the kind review of my work...Sara

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:14:00 PM
    Very good poem James....come to Norway we have a lot of rain - I can hides my tears - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Hi James glad i dropped by great write this one, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 12:19:00 PM
    nice write James