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Veterans Day



          My Ears Have Ached

       My ears have ached
       with the thundering of bombs
       & lifting, falling buildings,
       crashing,
       roaring;
       the screeching of the rockets
       at night
       & the instant flash.

       My brain has rocked
       with the explosions of war
       & the howling
       of the torn and maimed,

       but the loudest sound
       to bear
       is the silence closely following
       the dawn.

       - 1977


       I Saw the Lonesome Soldier

       I saw the lonesome soldier
       coming home from war at last,
       to his luscious-green and
       sleepy-eyed hometown
       (however humble) home
       from war at last, to his boyhood dreams
       and Mom & Pop. Home to
       Alice down the street.

       He was dressed in greenwood
       with 10 Penny cufflinks
       and when I saw him,
       being lowered off the Santa Fe freight,
       I thought he was a box of radio component parts.

       - 1969


From Evolving: Poems 1965-2005, Gary B. Fitzgerald, Copyright 2005


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Re: Veterans Day


If the point was serious reflection, long pause for engaged thought, I find these quite effective.
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Thank you, libramoon. Here are two more:


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