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The Homefront

As mother watched
a ball rolled on friendly sand
red and white and blue and yellow
through a thoughtful tearful haze

a forest of blurred legs
in parched pursuit -

shovels and pails dug forts
they buried her feet in its walls
     laughing...

While a mortar round struck
    in Pacific sand
olive drab entrenching tools
dug a hole to hide -
they buried their friends
in its walls; crying...

While stars of Gold
wept on windows where
    tracks of tears
traced so much more
     than raindrops.

Mothers left hugging memories
-wishing a kiss and band aid 
could heal the wound
       of a broken heart

(75 years ago, a painful reality for too many)

Copyright © craig cornish | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 9/19/2020 11:38:00 PM

With some tutoring and mentoring and teaching, this could be worked into a good poem, it has promise, keep up the effort.
Date: 9/19/2020 4:52:00 PM

quite well crafted and deeply felt, CC. :)

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