Tag Archives: war

the tank drummer

Guitarists strum chords on guitars & singers sing.  A pianist floats fingered scales on her keyboard, but what will we call this soldier coaxing steel drum tones from a tank? Guitarists strum chords on guitars but this man is a … Continue reading

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parachute wedding dresses

my mother told me of women, young women who loved the soldiers of WWII or Korea engagement rings sparking diamond hope on all those left hands who promised to sew their wedding dresses from parachutes museum pieces now, those dresses … Continue reading

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memorial day

there is no romance in dying a soldier, but these deaths deserve remembrance, and so we place flowers & flags over the bones of those whose lives were swallowed by war our young men, all sons, some fathers whose blood … Continue reading

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