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by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, April 21, 2008
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Naps:

 

On languid; indolent river banks grows a sweet cool grass.

The sun hides, then peaks delivering calm warmth to the aged man.

Waters swirl around fallen trees; time grinds on and the old man softly naps.

Dreams fill his slumber; playful things from his youth crowd his fragile mind.

 

Of ponds and old mill streams he climbed stairways back unto another time.

Lefty was there and Sammy too; the boys of long ago; the friends he once knew.

They never saw the age of twenty-one, they never made it; their fate was not to chance.

Lefty died a POW on German soil and Sammy died on Omaha Beach in France.

Now today in the cool green shade, and old man softly naps.

 

 

 

J. Allen Wilson © 4/2008

 




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Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Naps truly can bring both good and bad memories; hope yours soon bring many happy ones.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
...and he never forgets. In some wonderful way he's made them immortal!
Blessings and love,
Susan
Reviewed by D Johnson
Wow, this reads like a deeply personal write, that had to be shared. Well done!

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
such a well written poem--beautiful in its sadness
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
This is exquisite...the imagery...the story within the poem. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
Allen,
The imagery in this poem is superb. Losing our friends, under the situation of illness is tough; losing them to war, while proud of their sacrifice, is difficult. Nothing on this earth prepares us for the call that says a soldier has been called home to God.
Well written work, my friend.

Jill
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
This offers powerful imageries and feelings. Great job indeed!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
This to me seems a painful write as I can well imagine the loss of childhood pals...not, for me anyway, an easy read...Peace, Ed
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
This is powerfully, poignantly penned, Allen - well done. Memories ...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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