Monthly Archives: May 2015

Winged Victory – for Memorial Day

The fields are fully green again where only yesterday was shed wild blood of exuberant youth beauteous youth their blood staining the earth still, though unseen now, the stain beneath the fields of green flowering gardens. Unseen too the bleeding … Continue reading

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NFL is Paid to “Salute the Troops!”

How many of you sat around last Fall watching the NFL games on Sunday – or Thursday, Saturday or Monday? Or maybe you were in the stadium watching the grand spectacle – America’s form of Team Gladiator? I did. How … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise the Dead

If poetry could raise the dead the earth would bleed where they had bled to flow back into fallen soldiers  who would rise, young and filled with wonder and they would laugh and smile again the millions, shaking dirt from … Continue reading

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Picasso in Kandahar

A Picasso face with one eye a piece of nose a dented skull distorted melted cubism done in red black and blue one hand one and a half limbs. A rearranged montage of her soldier son. His mother turned away … Continue reading

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Peace Comes

Until peace comes we bear the storm; thunder and lightning sturm und drang for blind are each man’s eyes seeing not humanity in the “other”; we stumble and do not understand, nor realize by embedded thought our vision is confined. When … Continue reading

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Casualties Were Few

The casualties were few we’re told while preparing to withdraw Just three last month in Kandahar Your son, my son and a boy from Florida. “Your son, like mine, your eldest boy? Handsome, straight and tall? Mine too, a young … Continue reading

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The Messenger – 1967

When your son was killed that Summer night you were filling up the car; you didn’t know ‘till you saw my face what I already knew. While you slept your husband died on a hill outside Dak To; you had … Continue reading

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The Dali

No. I don’t work for the greater Tampa Bay tourism board. Most tourists visit our metro area for the weather and to spend a few days on our gorgeous beaches. First they take the kids to Orlando then they drive … Continue reading

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Missing

She never took it out on someone else if she was having a bad day; that’s character Her humor was dry always forgiving with a wry smile if you took to long to get the joke Her laugh was infectious … Continue reading

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Cuba Shares Lung Cancer Vaccine with U.S.

T This past Wednesday it was reported on Dailykos and several progressive sites that Cuba has agreed to share a promising vaccine used to stop the growth of lung cancers with the U.S. for clinical trials. Maybe you didn’t see … Continue reading

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