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by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, April 21, 2008
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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 4/22/2008
Naps truly can bring both good and bad memories; hope yours soon bring many happy ones.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/21/2008
...and he never forgets. In some wonderful way he's made them immortal!
Blessings and love,
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/21/2008
Wow, this reads like a deeply personal write, that had to be shared. Well done!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/21/2008
such a well written poem--beautiful in its sadness
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/21/2008
This is exquisite...the imagery...the story within the poem. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/21/2008
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.

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 4/21/2008
This offers powerful imageries and feelings. Great job indeed!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/21/2008
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 4/21/2008
This is powerfully, poignantly penned, Allen - well done. Memories ...

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

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Glimpse OF An Angel

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Before Darkness Falls

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