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A Note in the Wind - NW

A sustained note sounded from across the river Carried on the wind, destined for my ear At first, I felt a shiver running down my spine I heard a note from a solitary bugler so clearly. Suddenly I was transported to a scene long ago Where some soldiers were burying a fallen friend To the familiar sound of the military “Taps” I knew the scene well, for he was my granddad. I had searched for his burial place for many a year To no avail, seeming like it was obscured forever, ‘Til I came across the history of his unit’s last raid And following their movements along the river, I came to the banks of the Ohio near Marietta, I was gazing across to the old cemetery square When I heard the plaintive note in the wind, Then I knew my granddad was laid to rest here. THIRD PLACE WINNER Written October 26, 2022 Submitted to “A Note in the Wind” Poetry Contest Sponsored by Charles Messina

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Date: 11/2/2022 8:13:00 AM
Another winner Milt and well-deserved, too, excellent writing
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/2/2022 8:31:00 AM
Thank you so much, Terry. I appreciated your read and comment.
Date: 11/2/2022 5:08:00 AM
Milt, your wonderful pen never fails. So well written with a last line that sends hairs sticking up. Congratulations on your winning placement in my contest. Charlie
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/2/2022 8:31:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie, for the recognition. I enjoyed writing for your contest.
Date: 10/27/2022 6:36:00 AM
A story telling you've created here, Milt, that caused goosebumps to arise.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/27/2022 7:51:00 AM
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jenna. It's totally fiction. I was trying to come up with a little different approach to the idea of "a note on the wind." Thanks.
Date: 10/26/2022 11:35:00 AM
An enjoyable read Milton, it was like the start of a book with a hint of the supernatural. Good luck in the contest. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/26/2022 12:21:00 PM
Thanks so much, Tom. Welcome back!