Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

For today’s prompt, write a poem about something before your time. Maybe it’s a certain time in history. Or a type of music. Or a story that was shared by friends or family–before your time.

The leaves slapped hard
While men lapped up the water
given in honor of a fallen comrade.
Bullets flying, choppers trying
to evade the brush, kicking up dust.
Fist up.
Stop, drop, hide
inside the Jungle musk
praying for daylight,
for the rain to stop,
for letters to drop.
Visions of home, showering alone
hugging their own land
worked by the hand,
that now pulls the trigger.

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