Tag Archives: War Poetry

“I Think This Place is Crazy”

I have been thinking a lot about night patrols recently. I think it’s because as I work on not only this blog but my next book, I have been pouring through all of the photographs and videos I have from … Continue reading

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Primal

The descent into Chaos: Fades away The law and order. Fades away social Norms; Fades away Courtesy, dignity and Brotherhood. Enter Instinct; Enter desperation,

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The Ballad of Pvt Snuffy

On a dusty street corner Behind the HESCO’s he stood Guarding who knew what for Who knows why, just like Yesterday and the day before. He walked across no duckboards; There were no beaches to storm, And he froze not … Continue reading

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Soul Doubt

Looking back at it now it all seems to clear, The absolute botching that was the entire occupation And the lack of American understanding that Drove us all to fight the enemy unseen, at a disadvantage. Ill-prepared. And regardless we … Continue reading

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The Day I Don’t Talk About

A dream-state; Some hypnotic trance Cast upon me whereas everything now Has just turn’t stale. Emotion turns off. Your life is my nightmare. Amid eerie silence the women wail and howl,

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Just a Thing

You are a person. Living, standing next to me You speak and gesture, I don’t understand your language But, interpreted or not You probably talk about the same things I do, same hopes that I have. The same thoughts

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Blood Money

I took a clipping from the paper, once A comic – contrasting ‘time is money’ says The alive, and ‘time is greater than money’ Says the Dead. I put it in my wallet where It resides to this day. In … Continue reading

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Hands

It was early in the morning when we arrived Back at Fort Lewis. At some ungodly time We lined up and I stepped up to the cage and Handed my life away. Some think I did that When I enlisted … Continue reading

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The Grudge

There is no way to describe through Words, no way to replicate The feeling that you feel As you roll out the front gate, Crew silent, into the battle space On a quick-reaction mission to The site of a U.S. … Continue reading

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Godspeed to Frank

We lined the platoon up on the airfield at dusk Turned on the four-ways on all the trucks And when the time came, I said ‘move out’. Nobody talked. The radio was silent We drove down the taxiway onto the … Continue reading

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