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  Twilight of times past
by Georg E Mateos
Thursday, April 17, 2008
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My contribution to the invitation by our Andre Bendavi ben YEHU for the National Poetry Month.
You all know the Colonel, he will talk to you like a father that can't go away yet, because he is bound here by the plight of his children.
The Southern Belle, from Santee River, is the Mother which also has something to say to you about their children...

I am a lost soldier in the twilights of times past,
when the Liberty Bell got a bullet in that war
I wish I was there but in my destiny was written
that I should be a soldier when brothers fought.

I couldn’t die, and if I did…why I am still here?
still riding by Savannah a battle-seasoned horse,
wearing the gray Colonel uniform with braids,
and on my side the scabbard holding my sword.

Wandering for hundred and thirty seven years,
I haven’t see no peace for the sons of my sons,
generations of offering mothers with broken hearts
starting with the bombastically War to end all Wars.

In Normandy’s Omaha beach a wave of my boys
only twenty-six years after from the first one it took,
to make more widows and desperate waiting mothers
in what they proudly called the Second World War.

Bleeding in Korea for some obscure reasons were
the children of my children’s children there lost,
among the promised youth, the tomorrow seeds
to “give” us a more free and perhaps a better world.

Jungles of Vietnam, went looking for grandchildren
that were sent there because the “falling” dominoes,
over fifty-six thousand of hearts so full of illusions
one by one for ever stopping in that forsaken land I saw.

A soldier that is lost in conflicts of times past twilights,
ask one old Colonel wearing gray embroidered with gold,
why the children of my children’s children had no peace,
when the fields should be full of wheat and of death not.

I wish to go back to the magnolia trees alleys of yesterday,
where a southern belle by the Santee river gave me love
to last forever, but now, utterly alone, I am wandering
on a land that was, of gentlemen with honor on their words.

Twilights of times past, please don’t send
more of my children to fight your wars.


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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 4/23/2008
This poem touches my heart and soul. It conveys the tragedy of war and its impact on our children and other generations to come. Peace seems to be a word in the dictionary rather that an action that we perpetuate. You, my friend, are a wonderful teller of truths!

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/20/2008
WOW! Georg. I am amazed at your true story telling! and then Belle picking up from where you left off!
I learned much here and the sadness brings tears!
Write On!
WArmest blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Shexooo

STay Positive!
STay Strong!
P.S. This poem I will treasure and Belle's too! Such heart moving experiences you share!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/18/2008
poignant and touching, Georg...
Thank you.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/18/2008
Great celebration of The National Poetry Month.

I have posted "Twilight of times past" on the POETRY'S PAGE FOR THE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. THE FOLLOWING IS THE link:

I have enjoyed the reading of "Twilight of times past".
Thank You for adding value to Poetry.

In respect and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/17/2008
Georg this is one of the best war memorial/protest poems that I have ever had the privalege of reading. It is defiantely a keeper and it is defiantely in my books worthy of publication for sure.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/17/2008
Moving poem Georg,,, The last line is such a tear jerker,,,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/17/2008
Thank you George for this truly brilliant look at the wastes of war
and how we are caught up in its never ending dilemma's! You are a gifted writer, and i'm so glad you're back and feeling well I pray!
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/17/2008
This is such a beautiful tragedy.You have written a piece of history here.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/17/2008
Peace? Will we ever see it again? Excellent poem. Liz
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/17/2008
Wish it were true but already our enemies are plotting to kill more who don't wear uniforms but are innocent civilians going about there daily business only to have another 9/11/01 blow up in their faces.
Reviewed by Charlie 4/17/2008
poem of love and liberty-- of death and a will to live... and reasons to live... --Charlie
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/17/2008
This poem Is Very Powerful Piece George!
I am glad you are feeling better!
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/17/2008
You are holding Americas heart in the palm of your hands,caressing it's pain and happiness all at once, a wonderful expression of hope and peace. Peace and Blessings onto friend! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/17/2008
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Only this word I can say about YOUR poem!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/17/2008
Georg this is truly masterful. I have posted the companion poem for it from a mother's prospective.
Reviewed by Morning Star 4/17/2008
Twilight of past time is a beautiful write
Filled with sadness !!!!
Beautiful words of wisdom!
Magnificent Piece!!
Peace Love and Light.....Hugssssssss....Morning Star
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/17/2008
Very melancholic, beautifully written too.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 4/17/2008
A most beautiful poem, Georg...with a sadness from the heart of a soldier that evokes our own sadness of history. Surely a worthy poem for National Poetry Month, it is!

Peace ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/17/2008
Twilights of times past, please don’t send
more of my children to fight your wars. The world should pay heed to this lofty call. This is a masterpiece of war poetry and an eye opening to peace lovers all over the world. Thanks George of this great offering.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/17/2008
Sad write, Georg; hope you are okay! Very well penned!

(((HUGS))), much love, and prayers~ As always, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/17/2008
Powerfully penned sadness, Georg - those that forget history are condemned to repeat it - welcome back, you've been missed, hope you're feeling better -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/17/2008
Nice to read you again,great writing sweet man,very nice indeed...have a wonderful and safe day...Hugssssssss
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/17/2008
Very glad to see you back, Colonel Edvard, and you've truly penned a most heartfelt and profound and thought provoking piece here, brother.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/17/2008
Wars, rumors of wars. This poem ripped my heart into pieces. Oh what a touching write. Very painful to read as I know it was to write. You are a true poet my friend, for you know how to touch hearts. Love,Bonnie
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