Ask Any Soldier

 

“When your friend

Gets killed, part of you

Gets killed”

 

A testimony and

Remembrance for

USA Memorial Day

 

Which I can only

Guess is right since

I have friends gone

In other ways, and

They and those parts

Of me yet feel lost

 

To lose through war

When targets seem

A random strategy:

 

Colors, shapes, tribes

On a map or guessed

At over a hill

 

Loss of life or partial

Life must feel

 

The height of

Unselected cruelty

On a pillar of

Senselessness

 

If a citizen salute

Might count, then

Listen to one

 

Expressing in

Tribute to

Patriot sacrifice

And personal

Complexity in

Service

 

Thanks is not enough,

So memory is offered

 

And legacy of

Better nations

 

C L Couch

 

(quotation from the AHC channel)

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