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A SOLDIER'S LETTER

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A SOLDIER'S LETTER

When a vulture bald and 
ugly
Dares to laugh aloud and 
smugly
Know your son is gone oh 
mother!
Shave the heads of one 
another
Pay my fare with goat and 
pigeon
Let me roam our forest 
region
Lest my soul remain in exile
Where the stars and moon 
dare not smile.

These souls they force my 
hands to 
wrest 
Do they not know a mother's 
breast?
Are not some eyes dismal 
with frown
Praying for these men 
trampled 
down?
Do they despise tomorrow's 
sun?
Or find pleasure before this 
gun?

When the vulture bald and 
ugly
Dares to sing aloud and 
smugly
Know I drown in this blood 
river
Not to kill again or shiver.

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  1. Date: 9/23/2011 6:53:00 PM

    Happy weekend I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Esson. Love, Carol