A hundred and fifty dead [korean war--l952] - poetry
There I sat, ninety-five amount weather
Outside; the bookstore cafť, was cool.
An Old Timer stood by me, explaining:
"There were two-hundred of us on the Island,
Near North Korea, back in '52-
We guarded 16,000-prisners?
"All of a sudden, all hell broke loose
Three-hundred North Koreans came
Over the bob-wired fence, in pursuit
"It all happened in a be important of seconds
The machineguns killed 150-of them
That's all I saw in the war of '52.
(One American hurt one concussion. )
"Now we had to fingerprint them all!"
The old timer said; exhaustedly;
As if he was to do it all over again?
But they were just old memories unearthed;
Resurrected for a moment, from the
Sands of that diminutive horse-shoe island.
"But I guess I'll never forget," he said with
No regrets!. . . as he moved on looking
For his table, where he left his coffee.
Notes: as a War Experienced person I used to meet a lot of old timers from an mixed bag of wars, at one time, WWII seemed to be the one I meet the most from; beforehand that, it used to be WWI (when I was a kid); very few from the Korean War (but now and then I meet one), and a few from Vietnam; where I was. Funny it seems, most of these groups are appropriate more scarce, above all WWI, and the Korean War; or so it seems. Now we have three more wars to look at: Persian Gulf One, Afghanistan War and Persian Gulf Two (it seems, all in a be relevant of a decade); and I ought to mention, the Bosnian War, which my son was complicated with; I guess I will not run out of War Veterans to talk to. It is also funny; we stop the greatest war on record, the Vietnam War, only to put back it with the four-wars I mentioned. Oh well, that is life is it not.
Dennis Siluk,a poet and a War Veteran, of Vietnam; his current book, "Spell of the Andes," has two sections, one on the Andes of Peru, the other on Rhymes of War, industry with Vietnam. You can see his books at any of the Internet sites like http://www. bn. com or http://www. abe. com. He lives in Minnesota and Peru
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Phantom of the Rocks[Huancayo, Peru]Night falls deepUpon the traveler!Low, over the AndesBy Huancayo-;They know a legend,Not of this earth,Where evil lurks(Over Palla-Huarcuan!..
JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.
The Art of Getting Poetic Critique
You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends, but you might not get the responses that you can suck up into your barely journalism fingers to use in an crack to refine your craft. What does it certainly mean when a celebrity who cares about you, but not for poetry says, "Wow, this is great.
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