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Desert Storm

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Desert Storm

Cold dark wind
Upon my face
The weathers
Turning bad
Black blizzard 
On the horizon
The devils up 
My sleeve
Starched memories
And fish hooks
I turned my back
On society
Bent upon a dream 
Frozen bamboo
Across my legs
Toes that hardly 
Scream.
Sleeting now
In this boat
Afloat upon a field
Left by O’Toole’s
Machinery and mill
Gobbling up arms
And legs
Baled all nice and neat
It’s so damn cold
I can’t feel my feet
Ankles, knees, and armory
A stinking IED
Crawling back to you
Schoolboy’s stupid schemes
A war that never killed
It just left me maimed
This desert storm
Left me all alone
Drunken and stoned.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:00:00 PM

    This is a good poem from a fellow brother-in-arms I'm assuming. MC

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/15/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks MC I appreciate you taking the time to read my poetry. I spent 4 years in the Army. Don't like to talk to much about it. Poetry is my outlet. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:06:00 AM

    Strong poem with layers of symbolism and imagery. I enjoy reading it.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/15/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christine, thanks for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my work. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 7:06:00 PM

    Awesome words ;}

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/10/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Debbie. I appreciate you taking the time to read my work. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 10:46:00 AM

    Layers of pure anguish deeply felt in ironic comparisons of Desert Storm's "black blizzard on the horizon" and "Afloat upon a field Left by O’Toole’s Machinery and mill" .. .the "stinking IED" and last 4 lines make it even more explosive. An exceptional and damn harsh metaphorical masterpiece ...

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/10/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow! What a review. thank you so much for understanding and reading my work. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:08:00 PM

    This poem was very entertaining to read. There's honesty and oppression in it. I respect your words. A finely written composition my friend. Thank you for the visit as well. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/9/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always my pleasure to read your work. It inspires me to try harder. You are a fine poet. Never let anyone put you down. Kilmer