Tag Archives: Lonliness

I AM NOT AFRAID

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I AM NOT AFRAID

Listen…silence is broken

Lone lobo laments his lonliness

In the still of the sultry night

I am not afraid

Moon flowers look to the stars above

Heat lightning foretells the future

Storm a’coming; I feel it in my bones

I am not afraid

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille (44 words) # 31 – Still

Use the word ‘still’ in any form we’d like, in a poem only 44 words long.

Quadrille #31

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19 MILES to BAGHDAD

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19 MILES to BAGHDAD

19 miles to Baghdad,

I don’t feel so all alone…

Sometimes I get to talk to you,

Via the video-phone.

19 miles to Baghdad, and

I’m writing you this postcard,

Just to take away the fear…

Actually, it’s not so hard.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

One thing I’ll never hear,

Is G.I.s writing home to say,

Wish you were here.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

This I’m proud to say…

We’re over here protecting you all,

in the whole U. S. A.

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As blossoms bouquet

A smell of dirty, red wind

Immense bombs stagger

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19 MILES TO BAGHDAD

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This poem I wrote back in 2003 has been on my mind for awhile. It was twelve years ago, at the end of March, and the beginning of April, when U.S. forces were advancing on Baghdad, Iraq. I heard a news reporter say they were 19 miles away, and the *Battle of Baghdad would begin in earnest.

19 MILES TO BAGHDAD

19 miles to Baghdad

and I don’t feel so all alone…

Sometimes I get to talk to you,

Via the video-phone.

19 miles to Baghdad, and

I’m writing you this postcard,

Just to take away the fear…

Actually, it’s not so hard.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

One thing I’ll never hear,

Is G.I.s writing home to say,

Wish you were here.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

This I’m proud to say…

We’re over here protecting you all,

in the whole U. S. A.

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As blossoms bouquet

A smell of dirty, red wind

Immense bombs stagger

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*Battle of Baghdad … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(2003)

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