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Military Tunic

~Homeless~

A lost guardian angel, sitting on the edge of everything 
I push my shopping cart along the cracks of destiny  
My house sits on the corner of every mission street
My tin coffee cup feeds on caring heartbeats
My possession is the icon of war, six missing buttons
Navy and white my grandfathers 70-yr-old military tunic.

My Jacket-  My blanket
My Jacket from which I am inseparable
My Jacket - represents the mobility of life

This Jacket is my home.



Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 7/23/2016 11:55:00 PM
I picked this one Linda - I find it sad that people can be homeless in this day and age - where a only item can mean so much - lovely poem - seeing your others I can clearly see why you are called the Poet destroyer - "Wow" : )
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Date: 3/28/2016 4:40:00 PM
Sorry to say these lately.........that 'military tunic' image is alluring and feels nostalgic. What a title from awesome Linda!
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Date: 3/20/2016 3:05:00 PM
Awwww, beautiful... I love this line: "My only possession is the icon of war, with six buttons missing" The whole poem is so well expressed, very colorful and intriguing language as you are so great at doing. What a pleasure it is to read your work! Always, Laura
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Date: 2/26/2016 4:25:00 PM
Lovely and touching, Linda! I had a jacket similar to that, got it from army surplus, and it lasted me many years. ~ Hugs // paul
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Date: 2/11/2016 4:20:00 AM
okay so i have not been writing much, but you said i should, i mean, if sm1 with goods this good thinks i should keep writing, am gonna do that :) thank you for such a lovely poem and inspiration :) Emmanuel, Botswana, Africa.
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Date: 9/9/2014 6:08:00 PM
this again is very imaginative very well done. touching.
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Date: 1/16/2014 5:52:00 PM
Very touching imagery and so often true in my experience, well said.
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Date: 11/5/2013 8:07:00 AM
Hi, dearest sis & BFF of mine! Stopping by to say Hi & sending you again my love, hugs, smiles & kisses all the way fr me! I'm so glad to know u're taking time to relax. So I wish you & your family all the best of everything. Hope you’re enjoying your travel/stay @ Houston. Happy birthday to your daughter. Big Hugs to her! How old is she now? I'm wishing her the best in life & to all of u of course. Mind me, it's been a long day. About my special plans:)) well, planning & wishing that someday I can also visit u in US;)))Goodnyt my sis & BFF! Tcare! Lovem4evrLeo
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Date: 10/31/2013 4:31:00 PM
as usual i am late,, but like a maturing wine, your poetry just gets better with time,, yes i too believe this to be amazing poetry...
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Date: 9/24/2013 4:56:00 PM
Me thinks I've seen this poet somewhere... but I forget where! Ah, PS. Lovely
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Date: 9/19/2013 9:07:00 AM
very touching and emotional. The words are deep and meaningful. Well done.
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Date: 9/14/2013 11:04:00 PM
My jacket goes wherever i go,this jacket is my home....You devoted yourself in the theme of this poem/not only for this poem it's true for your every write.Oneday i will finish reading your all poems
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Date: 9/7/2013 7:58:00 AM
Hi, my evrdearest sis! I'm reading again one of my favorite masterpieces of yours before logging off. Embracing this once again before going to bed and you of course. Thank you so much for the reply message. Please enjoy your work ok & takecare always. I'm always here sending you smiles, my love & prayers always no matter what happen. I hope I can try to write another poem for you soon ok. Biggest sweet hugs & kisses! lovem4evr, Leonora
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Date: 8/20/2013 3:45:00 PM
Hi Linda, Stopped by to read one of yours I may have missed..Not disappointed at all..Nicely done.. Besos, Ken....
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Date: 8/19/2013 7:42:00 AM
Being a soldier, this hits homebase for me.
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Date: 8/3/2013 12:14:00 AM
The monkey sent me, hee hee, my dear poet friend this is outstanding, sadly many wear blinkers, and don't want to know about our heros, the horrific things they see, Whitchurch leads them to give up on the world many I have seen, and my heart breaks they come back to insults, nobody wants to know, can't find work, can't get a home, Vietnam was the worse, your troops, our diggers treated with such disrespect and Vermont, great write, blessings my friend, sueellen
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Date: 8/3/2013 12:16:00 AM
Sorry that is which to Whitchurch why is spell check changing my words, sorry for the typo
Date: 8/2/2013 1:31:00 AM
Revisiting this one. Sure do like how you did it, PD.
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Date: 7/15/2013 11:40:00 AM
Hi, my ever dearest sis, friend & my greatest poet! Stopping by to read once again one of your poems I greatly adore & adored by many. I can see, it has more than 1thou viewers already. A poem which I can also feel the real love & feeling @ home. Thank you so much for everything! Sending all my loving thoughts prayers, hugs & kisses to you & your love ones/family. Take care always! God bless & good night to all! pray'r w/ love m4ever, Leonora
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Date: 7/14/2013 8:27:00 AM
You know I had to read this one, and it didn't disappoint -good one PDA! HA! MC
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Date: 7/7/2013 12:44:00 AM
Awesome Linda , when I was at the 99 cent store yesterday. I seen two or three of these guys.Love the way you worded this, xoxo's ;}, nice win , Thoughts is not one of my fav poems, thank you for reading it ;}
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Date: 6/30/2013 10:49:00 PM
Congratulations on your win...looks like mine is right next to yours on the winners page :D Crazy I know
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Date: 6/28/2013 3:48:00 PM
Linda this is a fantastic poem. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 6/26/2013 2:11:00 PM
A poem that touches the soul....home is where the heart is! wonderful write and win PD. Hugs
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Date: 6/25/2013 7:40:00 PM
I think you saw someone wearing a military jacket one day when driving by. They were probably old and homeless-- maybe not. That's my guess, or maybe you have your grandfather's military tunic in a closet somewhere and this story came to mind. Either way, I like it. Good job, but you have to tell me if I'm right or wrong sometime. Of course, the best part that I like is it's shorter than your usual, and you still got the message across. g.
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Date: 6/25/2013 7:03:00 PM
Sounds like Kristofferson's "Pilgrim Chapter 33". Always a pleasure.
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