Sunday, December 20, 2009

only tombs of unknown solidiers, a poem

A prose piece written by Gary Willmore, "Belfast 1972" and memories of 1968 and a night in a bunker on the Cambodian border in the Vietnam War led to writing this poem, naturally very late at night

Only tombs of unknown soldiers
by mike marcellino

Words spoken
thoughts bleed
broken men
survivors of patrol.

Words unspoken
thoughts bleed
cracked open
in the pitch
ambush of questions.

Words written
thoughts bleed
the conscience of war
only tombs of unknown soldiers.

only tombs of unknown soldiers copyright 2009 Mike Marcellino

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