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Patsy Foley Was Roly-Poly in 1947
It may have been the devil himself who prompted the kids in my schoolyard back in 1947 to chant "Patsy Foley's roly-poly from eating too much ravioli."

At first, no one could remember who started the...

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Categories: world war ii, memory,
Form: Prose



Premium Member Various Heresies 2
Various Heresies 2

You
by Michael R. Burch

For thirty years You have not spoken to me;
I heard the dull hollow echo of silence
as though strange communion between us.

For thirty years You would not open to me;
You remained...

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Categories: world war ii, atheist, bible, christian, god, jesus, religion, religious,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Bleeding Before Rome -2
Yet at this very moment the cathedral was crumbling
down upon the cries of foresaken refugees, 
the monastery's walls wobbling from war's wreckage, 
and as the black bursts billowed into sun drenched brutality
with the bodies of...

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Categories: culture, heart, war, world war ii,
Form: Epic
America Wasn't So Bad Back Then
We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the diner who think our past lives are interesting. So when...

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Categories: world war ii, america,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Most Courageous American President for the Ages
A Most Courageous American President for the Ages

I thought it would be most appropriate for me to take a moment to
share some of my reflections on the life and distinguished public
service of the late 41st...

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Categories: world war ii, america, celebration, character, inspiration, patriotic, political, tribute,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Enola Gay
Enola Gay

There on the ‘North Field’ tarmac of Tinian Island, Marianas;
Taxis the sleek designed ‘Boeing B-29 Superfortress’ to ready for take-off.
Glistening, polished aluminum under the blaring floodlights filmed for posterity,
Maneuvers' the ‘Enola Gay’, chosen by...

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Categories: world war ii, education, history, usa, war, world, world war
Form: Verse
Premium Member Random Excerpts - 2: Ice in My Eyes Smoke in Yours, A Novel
May 29, 1957: …have to think about getting a thesis director…know no professor yet in the department…someone suggested i get hold of Derek Fogg for an intro to the big guns in the philosophisches Seminar…can't...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, growing up, international, student, universe, world war
Form: Free verse
A Stranger in the Soup Kitchen Spills the Beans
I have a friend, old and retired, who keeps busy helping the poor. Let's call him Ted because he wants to remain anonymous. Some of his ideas, he says, wouldn’t make many of his neighbors...

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Categories: world war ii, poverty,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Dilettante Diaries: Avian Notes on the Sensate Slip Stream : The Silent War in 3 Acts - Pt3
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”



The Dilettante Diaries: Avian Notes on the Sensate Slip Stream : The Silent War in 3 Acts

(Part 3)

Avian Notes...

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Categories: world war ii, bible, bird, earth, evil, god, love, war,
Form: Free verse
Back Then, Dandelion Greens Were Segregated Too
Martin, a very senior citizen, wants to get a bucket and knife and go hunt up some greens in a field in Alabama. But in spite of his yearnings for a big bowl of greens,...

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Categories: world war ii, race,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Fall Of Berlin
Fall Of Berlin

There on the wall hangs a mixture of paint on linen,
Leaving the impression of a city besieged, encased in ice;
Purposely frozen in horror to remind the living,
Of blood oozing from the rubble into...

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Categories: history, war, world war ii,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Arizona
Japanese??

Here ... in Pearl Harbor?!? This must be a nightmare ...
It can't be real - I can't have seen that, yet here I am,
In my bunk cabin on the ship, with only a foot of...

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Categories: adventure, remembrance day, violence, world war ii,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Stranger Than Fiction PART 4
I  continued down the driveway and then came to a stop, damn, I thought I’ve come down the wrong driveway it must be further up.Then a man appeared from behind some trees with a...

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Categories: death, religious, world war ii,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Stranger Than Fiction PART 3
Again Brother Paul said that “I didn’t owe them anything, but to do someone a good turn one day.”I shook his hand and thanked him for everything that he had done, He said “God be...

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Categories: death, religious, world war ii,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Stranger Than Fiction PART 2
I told him who I was and explained my predicament and asked would it be possible to use their phone to get help, he said”  unfortunately we do not have a telephone.”Strange I thought,...

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Categories: death, religious, world war ii,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Stranger Than Fiction PART 1
My name is Tom Cunningham, I’m retired now but thirty six years ago I had a very strange experience that I have never mentioned to anyone until now.
It was November the twelfth, nineteen eighty two,...

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Categories: religious, scary, world war ii,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Short Story
 The first time I saw my father I was a year and 8 months old. He had returned home for a short respite  before shipping out to England to prepare for the invasion....

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Categories: father, world war ii,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Wartime Childhood
I was seven years old when began World War Two
And eleven became by the time it was through.
I have vague recollections of things when that small,
But events during wartime I clearly recall.

Since there was no...

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Categories: world war ii, america, history, patriotic, soldier, tribute, world war
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Good Thing
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck, 
enough to get back to work on Monday morning.
I had $3 on me, pulled into...

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Categories: world war ii, life, memory, poverty, work,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Rose by any other name ---
Through the hushed whisper of the breeze
Flowing through the majestic circling pine trees
I sense that I have stepped
Into a sacred hallowed space

A GARDEN OF ROSES

A heady perfume hits the senses
Euphoric, Exhilarating, Enticing, Ethereal comes to...

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Categories: beauty, humanity, love, peace, world war ii,
Form: Ode
March 8th International Women's Day The World Over
March 8th - International Women's Day The World Over

Down to the wire, before this
calendrical occasion doth expire,
though arbitrary twenty four hour
time set aside for guide
ding hand of the supposed/purported
fairer gender, yet human race, yet hide
bound...

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Categories: world war ii, appreciation, beauty, daughter, hero, husband, inspirational, tribute,
Form: Elegy
Pearls Beneath the Harbor
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward to finding love on a romantic tropical island. Maybe someone...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
Thumbellina Ballerina
It was early nineteen thirty four
The world was set to change
Europe was on fire
It was time to rearrange

Poland was the first stop
The German Army on the move
So we left for America
I hope you did approve

You...

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Categories: world war ii, america, dance, growing up, nostalgia, remember, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sufficient Self
As a youngster he had dreamt of moving to a potato farm in Ireland

To escape from the brown rot of German post-world war II contamination

Just another plot on the map to sufficient existence and to...

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Categories: world war ii, dark,
Form: Free verse
The Lost Years
The Lost Years

EDIE

Edie looks well for her age,
Hard to believe she’s almost 94.
A widow wife these past 72 years,
Lost husband Bill, in the 2nd World war.

Bill was presumed killed in action,
Though his body, was never...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, absence, age, loss, miracle, missing, romance, world
Form: Rhyme