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A LOST MEANING:

The tide slipped out, The sun went down, His thoughts surrounded, That small old town. The whispering wind, The flames that cooked, His catch for the day, Downhearted he looked. He missed the mates, He always saw, Even Jack at the local, All lost to war. "Life has lost meaning Blue", He said to his friend, A little sad eyed heeler, That God must have sent. As the barra' turned brown, And the prayers were all said, Blue turned around, The old man was dead. Why such a war, Meaningless cost, To honour your country, To die or be lost. 1981 (barra' is short for barramundi)

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Date: 11/21/2018 2:39:00 PM
P.S. I just dropped by to see if you had written anything new lately. Hope to see something else from you soon.
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Date: 11/21/2018 2:36:00 PM
This is such a great poem, Brendan. I just had to tell you...it's really sad, but beautiful. Our dogs are truly our best friends sometimes.
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Date: 10/11/2018 4:43:00 AM
So lonely, beautiful
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Brendan Solomon
Date: 10/11/2018 11:10:00 PM
Thanks heaps :)
Date: 10/3/2018 1:23:00 AM
Wonderfully written emotional poem! Soon no more war! (Psalm 46:9)
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Brendan Solomon
Date: 10/11/2018 11:11:00 PM
We can only hope! Thanks so much :)
Date: 1/18/2017 12:18:00 AM
Sad poem but very meaningful. I like it very much. War is such a waste. Carole Duet
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Brendan Solomon
Date: 1/18/2017 1:21:00 AM
It sure is. Thanks so much Carole :-)
Date: 12/12/2016 5:21:00 PM
Well done, Bran! A seven is the highest we can give on here! So this definitely gets a seven fro me! Look forward to more of your poetry my friend!
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Brendan Solomon
Date: 12/13/2016 12:06:00 AM
Thanks mate youve really inspired me or created a monster lol.. Either way I'm having fun... cheers :)
Date: 12/10/2016 11:41:00 AM
I am still young, and perhaps very ignorant... What is the war that is referred to? I see the sadness in the poem, loneliness and frustration. Beautiful poem.
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Brendan Solomon
Date: 12/11/2016 7:59:00 PM
Thanks Darren. I had in mind when I wrote it an old Digger (An Australian term used to describe our frontline soldiers who would dig the trenches) from the first world war, who was sent off to Gallipoli in Turkey with his mates on a promise of adventure. The battle that ensued was nothing but a slaughter. He lost his friends and came back a broken man. Thankyou for your kind words. :-)