Tag Archives: war poetry

Somme

The Leeds, Bradford and Barnsley Pals Sheffield City and Grimsby Chums Harrogate and Tenth West Yorkshire heard the call of the pipes and drums All lads who shared a pint together the butcher’s boy and cobbler’s son went off to … Continue reading

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Peace Comes – a Re-post

for Memorial Day – a peace poem 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 … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise the Dead

For Memorial Day – seventh in a series of Toritto’s war poetry 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 … Continue reading

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The Messenger – 1967

for Memorial Day – seventh in a series of Toritto’s war poetry 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 … Continue reading

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Winged Victory

For Memorial Day – Sixth in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Moc Chau, Vietnam 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 … Continue reading

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Soldier Boy

Written during the height of the Iraq War and the great recession.  For upcoming Memorial Day – fourth in the series of Torrito’s war poetry Unemployed for fourteen months bank foreclosing on our home moving into grandpa’s place can’t support … Continue reading

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I Heard Marlene Dietrich Sing

For upcoming Memorial Say – third in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Saw some 1920’s photos when we had ended all the wars thinking we would all be rich livin’ fat and driving fancy cars But it didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Metal Storm

For upcoming Memorial Day – second in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Summer sun reflected off a wheel chair holding half the soldier he used to be in half the body he used to have the dent above his left … Continue reading

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Green Cathedral

For upcoming Memorial Day – first in a series of Toritto’s war poetry The son of the Allentown butcher will lead the way point man on the sweep today through God’s heavenly green cathedral Verdant canopy reaching to heaven flickering sunlight … Continue reading

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